Child Protection and Education
Due to the deteriorating situation in Syria many schools were damaged, destroyed, or are now homes to displaced persons. A countless number of children have been severely traumatized from witnessing members of their families being killed, from being separated from their parents, or from the constant shelling attacks. According to a UNICEF report published in March 2013 more than two million Syrian children have already been affected by the conflict.
A number of local initiatives now allow children to attend alternative educational programs and protect a large number of children from the consequences of violence.
SFD has the honor of supporting various initiatives in different parts of Syria