Tags / children of Syria
Bilal,13, from Syria, is a self-described geek. He wants to study and learn English and German, but he needs new books and wants to reach Germany as soon as possible to go to school and learn more about the world. He sits on an abandoned car while translating verbs from Arabic to English.
March 7, 2014
This short film illustrates the difficulties faced by Syrian teachers in Lebanon, trying to secure children’s educational rights in the context of the ongoing war. Over 350,000 Syrian children now find themselves seeking education in Lebanon. This has created a dilemma for Syrian teachers and parents that want their children to get a good education tailored to their own situation and background.
Her name is Hiyam, she is from Raqqa, now she is a refugee in Sour, her father is scared to talk about politics, he seems to be against Bashar, he fears for his daughter's future now they are refugees in Sour, a Shia region in the South of Lebanon. After more than 2 years of conflict, Syrian refugees flood into Lebanon. There are around 500,000 in the area so far. Hezbollah is helping them with food and medicine, but the security situation is not good.
Since 2011, the deadly Syrian conflict has claimed the lives of over 100,000 Syrians, while robbing millions more of their dignity and hope as they flee from their homes. Of the millions displaced, more than half are children under the age of 18. As Obama heads to Congress for permission for military intervention, journalist Anna Therese Day shares her ongoing project, â€śDear America: Messages from Syrian Children,â€ť a glimpse into the millions of childrenâ€™s lives interrupted, the child-victims of the Syrian civil war.