Monday, September 09, 2013

Syria, War and Children

It is sad that how war-torn areas impact children and what kind of life they live. To start with there are two million refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries and many of them are children. Syria's total population is 22 1/2 million and nearly 35% are 0-14 years old - children. What kind of life view will they have the ones who survive? It is all very tragic. Below is a picture of a child who is playing with a mortar launcher as if it is a toy.

PLAYING SOLDIER: Issa, 10 years old, fixed a mortar launcher at a weapons factory used by the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday. Issa works 10-hour shifts with his father at the factory. (Hamid Khatib/Reuters)WSJ.

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  1. A very evocative photo, LeDaro, that captures the tragedy enveloping Syria's children.

  2. Lorne, thank you. It is indeed very traumatic for children.