As old as the war.
At age 7, Mohamed is part of a generation that has lost so much in #Syria
. He has lost his home, his country, his hearing, and his left hand. But he hasn’t lost hope. Now in #Lebanon
, he attends a special school and is learning how to read and speak.
There are nearly half a million Syrian children between the ages of 3 and 18 living in Lebanon. More than half of them do not receive any formal education because of limited resources, residency issues and work restrictions on their parents.
As the conflict in Syria enters its 8th year, we're reminded of the 5.6 million refugees, the 6.1 million people displaced within the country, and the relentless suffering that has become a hallmark of the conflict. There are no clear winners, but the losers are plain to see: they're the people of Syria. Their suffering has to end.
| 📷: UNHCR / Diego Ibarra Sánchez