8.2 Million Children Affected by Syrian War across the Region
Posted by feww on March 8, 2016
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The Cost of Five Years of War for Syrians
The following information is base on a new report ‘The Cost of Conflict for Children – Five years of the Syria crisis, March 2016‘ released by the World Vision.
- The cost of five years of war to Syria to date is an estimated US$275 billion.
- Total impacts on education services resulted in the equivalent of 24.5 million years of lost schooling by the end of 2015.
Between 11,000 and 19,000 children have been killed, mostly by explosive weapons.
About 86,000 children aged 6 months to 59 months are acutely malnourished.
- Estimated life expectancy at birth has dropped by 15 years during the five-year span of the war.
- The cost of the war is estimated to grow to as much as US$689 billion in terms of lost growth, Even if the war ends this year.
The official number of refugees seeking protection in neighbouring countries as ofFebruary 2016 was over 4.7 million people, said UNHCR.
War in Yemen
Some 2,430,178 people have been forcibly displaced in Yemen since the crisis erupted in late March 2015.
Increased levels of displacement have been reported in areas where the war has escalated, especially in the five governorates of Taizz, Hajjah, Sana’a, Amran, and Sa’ada, which together account for 68 percent of all internally displaced people (IDPs) in Yemen.
Central African Republic: Children Victims of Relentless Violence in a Climate of Total Impunity
The UN says it has documented the killing of 333 children and maiming of 589 others in brutal attacks targeting communities for reprisals or other motives. It has also documented more than 500 cases of rape and other forms of sexual violence since 2011. https://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org/press-release/central-african-republic-report/