For years the use of children in both conflict between states and civil war has been evident, children are being forced by bad people and throughout their false promises. Even this getting too far people don’t know what to do they’re afraid to defend themselves because they know what the commanders could do to them. They think they don’t have a way out. And even the parents are giving out their own children because they
Almost all Syrian children have had to skip 5 years of their childhood, and many will grow up without families due to the extreme consequences of the Syrian Civil War.
Even though the civil war in syria lasted longer than the Holocaust, the children in the Holocaust suffered a lot more than in syria The children were being used to directly fight in the front line. For example taking parts in combats roles, like suicide bombing or as a prison guard. 2.8 million kids lived in hard to reach areas and 280,000 lived in siege. A siege is a place surrounded by soldiers and no one can get out. That made it hard for children to seek help. An education was hard for children to get, it was extremely unsafe, so many kids left. Food is hard to reach now that a lot of markets are destroyed. Many people have started growing their own food supplies in small kitchen gardens. The starvation rate has gone up so much that some people have started cooking leaves off trees. Nearly 2 million people have no access to any water since the bombing cut of power to the pumps.
(picture of a syrian child) This is a picture of a Syrian boy. Nobody knows his name, but he is a child refugee trying to get out of Syria to find a better place to live. As of today, there are 28 million of children like this boy who are refugees according to UN. They don’t have access to clean water, nutrition, vaccinations and education. They are the world’s most vulnerable children, but certainly like every single child in America, they too deserve an opportunity to have a better future, and all of you here have the opportunity to help these children.
Children in the country of Syria are being faced to think as adults would, and maturing to fast and losing the fun of being a child. these children were originally either caught in or fighting in the in the Syrian Civil War. now due to ISIS they are being executed for refusing to follow shari'ah law.
Syria has been in war for four years. The rebels versus the president, Bashar al-Assad, and his loyal troops. But in 2016, the war has worsened. One of Syria’s major cities, Aleppo, has been getting bombed relentlessly by Russia. Innocent people die everyday. Children are left hurt and parentless. People that survive unscathed try to flee the city, only to find they cannot. They are prisoners in the city they once loved.
This report highlights the controversial issues regarding child solders recruited for combat in Iraq. There is a total of approximately 10 million child soldier in Iraq are involve in the terrorist organisation, Islamic State. Child soldier in the Islamic State are usually use as spies, messengers, lookouts or in propaganda. Throughout history, Iraqi children have been engaged in war as early as the Gulf War in 1991 as well as the Iran-Iraq war.
Today, Human right groups estimate that there are at least if not more than 300,000 child soldiers worldwide. In poorer countries, there are more child soldiers because they fight of land, minerals and drugs. Even though the kids are the perfect weapons for these civil wars in poorer countries, because they are easily manipulated, extremely loyal, fearless and most importantly endless supply; there should not be kids fighting for their country unless they are 18 because of the physical and psychological problems.
But they don’t have the resources to help every single child. The world’s richest countries encourage refugees to stay in the region instead of coming to Europe, but will not provide the funding border countries need to deal with the crisis. Adequately.”(Yousafzai and Almellehan). This is important because Syrian students need a proper education, but the other countries just don’t have all the resources to help. Which will lead to them to not get jobs to support their family,getting married too young , etc. Essentially, many students are still not in a school, and will never learn the things to make this world better. For example,“Education for Syrian children has become a casualty of war, school enrollment rates have fallen drastically, not only in Syria but among children who have fled (Fleming). In addition “border countries like Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq are opening their doors and their schools to Syrian children”(Yousafzai and Almellehan). This is really serious because of
In syria, the lives of children have been greatly affected by the conflict. Numerous violation of children right take place every day in areas such as health and education facilities. Children are on a regular base exposed to escalating violence and explosive weapon attacks. Secondly their homes are being destroyed and
Teen years are supposed to be the best years of your life; going to sleep safely, and peace and love spread around, but for some, war is the reality of life. A child soldier is defined as a child under the age of 18, that are “compulsorily, forcibly or voluntarily” recruited by any armed forces, and are used as combatants, sexual slaves, messengers or cooks. They are kids fighting for war in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Islam, Syria and surrounding countries. To this day, there are expected to be over 250,000 million child soldiers fighting for LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army), and just over 40% of those are girls. The use of child soldiers for fighting in conflict should be demolished.
The Syrian Civil War is responsible for the taking the lives of about 470,000 people; 55,000 of which were children. The war broke out when rebels in Syria started to protest and fight against the government. It has said to be the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. The war has effected people of all ages making them flee, suffer from mental illnesses, and suffer from great poverty.
Young children filled with potential spend every night antagonizing over the fact that they may never see the people they love again or the community they have spent their entire lives in. Previously just a nightmare, upon capture by militias, these innocent children are now identified as child soldiers and are submerged into a new dangerous environment. The standard definition of a child soldier is any person under the age of eighteen unlawfully participating in an armed force. Not all child soldiers actively fight on the front lines, other jobs include: cooks, messengers, spies, or used for sexual purposes. Records show that since the start of the 21st century, the active employment of child soldiers has prevailed in almost every region across the globe (“About the Issues:”). Multiple organizations have tried to put an end to this atrocity, but most governments in developing nations ignore the issue or do not have the means to overpower militias. Worldwide, the employment of child soldiers flourishes, but the damaging psychological, physical, and social effects provides overwhelming evidence for the restriction of this practice.
Child soldiers in Sudan are a big issue. They started being recruited after the dispute between the two governments. Many young boys from the age of 12 years have been enlisted as soldiers fighting. They are being used to protect communities and fight the South Sudan conflict. A whole village was recruited. The boys were threatened by saying they would confiscate their family’s cattle if they did not join. Cattle is very important; it is the only source of wealth. Many children were just kidnapped and taken against their own will. Some came from their own free will, thinking they had no future. Around 16,000 children have been recruited and they are not really treated well. They are not given enough food for months. A total of 103 incidents of sexual violence affection 430 children. Boys were sexually mutilated while girls who resisted rape were killed.
Syrian jets bombed a marketplace in Douma, Syria, killing more than 100 people in August of 2015 (Robins-Early 5). This was an attack that occurred in the midst of the Syrian civil war, a war between the government (President Bashar al-Assad), and rebel civilians. The current civil war revolves around a conflict regarding the balance of power within the country, while an immense number of innocent civilians are being caught in the center of the violence and instability that the brutal war is causing. Over 4 million people have left the country as refugees, while some are unable to escape to horrific violence (Robins-Early 1). Amongst those who are stuck within the country, children are quitting school to make money to support their families, as their parents die in the midst of the war. Innocent people- citizens of the region- are being infected by diseases that have been eradicated for a decade and a half. The Syrian civil war has caused much violence and instability to increase amongst the citizens of the war-torn country, as seen through the loss of education and childhood that the children must face, along with the disease epidemics that the entire population must face.