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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The number of children affected by the civil war in Syria has more than doubled over the past year, with hundreds of thousands of young Syrians trapped in besieged parts of the country, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.



"After three years of conflict and turmoil, Syria is now one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a child," said the UNICEF repor



"In their thousands, children have lost lives and limbs, along with virtually every aspect of their childhood." "They have lost classrooms and teachers, brothers and sisters, friends, caregivers, homes and stability," it said. "Instead of learning and playing, many have been forced into the workplace, are being recruited to fight, or subjected to enforced idleness," it sai



UNICEF said that the child casualty rates were the highest recorded in any recent conflict in the regio



It cited UN figures that at least 10,000 children have been killed in the Syrian war but noted that the real number is probably highe



The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said that more than 136,000 have been killed since a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 201



"The dangers for children go beyond death and injury," UNICEF sai



"Boys as young as 12 have been recruited to support the fighting, some in actual combat, others to work as informers, guards, or arms smugglers." The UNICEF report said 2 million children needed some form of psychological support or treatment while a total of 5.5 million children were affected by the conflict - some of them inside Syria and others living abroad as refugee



This is more than twice the number of children affected by the conflict in March 2013, when UNICEF estimated it had impacted 2.3 million young Syrian



The number of children displaced inside Syria has risen to nearly 3 million from 920,000 a year ago. Meanwhile, UNICEF said the number of child refugees has grown to 1.2 million from 260,000 since last year - 425,000 of them under 5 years ol



"The decline in Syrian children's access to education has been staggering," the report sai



"Today, nearly 3 million children in Syria and in neighboring countries are unable to go to school on a regular basi



That's about half of Syria's school-age population." UNICEF said there were 323,000 children under 5 years of age in besieged or areas that are hard for humanitarian aid workers to acces



The UNICEF report comes after Save the Children, an international advocacy group that promotes children's rights, issued an assessment of Syria's collapsing healthcare syste



The UNICEF report said Syrian children are being been forced to grow up faster than any child should - one in 10 Syrian refugee children is now working while one in every five Syrian girls in Jordan is forced into early marriag



"This war has to end so that children can return to their homes to rebuild their lives in safety with their family and friends," said UNICEF director Anthony Lak



"This third devastating year for Syrian children must be the last

 






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