13 March 2014 by

Three Years On And Syria’s Children Are Paying The Ultimate Price Of War

This iconic Banksy image is helping to highlight the appalling conditions faced by Syrian children

 

It’s been the most brutal of civil wars, with 10,000 innocent children killed.

And now as the third year anniversary of the Syrian uprising approaches on 15 March, a new campaign has been launched to help those caught up in the violence.

The #WithSyria campaign is being supported by 50 charities including Amnesty, celebrities and NGOs. And it is using the iconic Banksy painting of the little girl with a red balloon to show a message of solidarity and hope to Syrian children.

Buildings and recognisable places around the world will also be lit up in red on Thursday, including London’s Trafalgar Square.

Meanwhile, a shocking new film has been produced by Save the Children to illustrate what it would be like if the conflict happened in the UK.

The charity say 1.2million children have fled to neighbouring countries since the fighting began, and that 4.3million children within Syria desperately need humanitarian aid. Harrowing reports say many youngsters have been tortured, and used as human shields.

A recent report revealed families are having to eat cats and dogs to survive. And thanks to the complete collapse of the country’s public health system, diseases like polio have begun spreading within the country.

They desperately need your help… so to support the campaign, tweet #WithSyria or make a donation to Save the Children.


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