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3.7M Syrian Children Born Into War Risk Becoming ‘Lost Generation,’ UNICEF Report Says

News outlets discuss findings of a report on children affected by the Syrian war.

Agence France-Presse: 1 in 3 Syrian children know nothing but war: UNICEF
“One in three Syrian children have known nothing but a lifetime of war, UNICEF said Monday, as the country’s conflict enters its sixth year this week…” (3/14).

Newsweek: Nearly 4 million Syrian children born into war risk becoming ‘lost generation’: UNICEF
“…In a report released one day before the uprising’s five-year anniversary, UNICEF warns that 8.4 million, or more than 80 percent of children under 18, in the country are affected by the conflict. The 3.7 million children born into war risk becoming a ‘lost generation,’ Anthony Lake, UNICEF’s executive director, said in the report…” (Westcott, 3/14).

New York Times: One-Third of Children in Syria Were Born During War, UNICEF Report Finds
“…More than 300,000 of these children, who total about 3.7 million, were born as refugees, according to the report by UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. It said their lives had been ‘shaped by violence, fear and displacement’…” (Gladstone, 3/14).

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