An estimated 3.1 million children in Syria are in need of help and more than one million have fled the country to live in neighbouring countries.
Cat Carter, head of humanitarian communications, at Save the Children, said, ‘Our teams have so far helped over 600,000 children and family members across the region, including over 230,000 inside Syria with food, safe water, medicine, shelter, protection and education.’
Access to food remains a huge concern for children and their families, and Save the Children is distributing bread and food baskets with simple items like rice, oil and tinned fish.
Children fleeing Syria have their worlds turned upside down and urgently require safety, stability and a return to normality.
Cat Carter said, ‘We are supporting schools to stay open and are setting up temporary learning spaces where there are not, so that 14,400 children can access safe and quality learning opportunities.’
Donations can be made at http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/syria
- Save the Children is Nursery World’s charity partner for the Awards evening on 28 September at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, and Community Playthings has kindly donated a £1,800 Knightsbridge Gym for a special prize draw.