Children in Crisis

The already stretched child protection system in Northwest Syria is now inundated with extremely high numbers of unaccompanied children, many of whom have lost one or both parents. UNICEF estimates that 2.5 million Syrian children have been impacted by the earthquake.

Because food on the table was not sufficient, Safia's mother could not produce enough milk to breastfeed Safia. Safia was very weak and could not move a lot. World Vision's mobile health clinic provided timely aid. With regular check-ups and nutrition packages, Safia was able to recover.

"As I could not afford to fulfill the needs of my family, my eldest daughter worked in a restaurant to have more income and the younger one worked on household chores.”