Since December 2019, almost 1 million people (including over 530,000 children) have already been displaced from southern Idlib. The conditions for children and families forced to flee their homes in Idlib, Syria are deteriorating at an alarming speed in severe winter weather, Save the Children is warning. The ongoing escalation in conflict in Idlib has seen camps in Idlib become overwhelmed by new arrivals, with flooding and windstorms further compounding the vulnerability of newly displaced families.
Throughout the latest period, as many as seven children – including one baby who was seven months old – have died from freezing temperatures and poor living conditions in overcrowded camps. Save the Children is calling on all parties to stop this war on children and to respect international human rights laws and international humanitarian laws which are designed to protect children in times of conflict.
Photo credit: Dario Bosio, Save the Children
In 2019, Castle Water sponsored Save the Children’s ‘See Me Safe’ Symposium which helped to launch their global Campaign ‘Stop the War on Children’ in the UK. Castle Water will continue to support Save the Children’s Emergency Fund to make sure that even long after a crisis begins children are protected and are given the support they need to help rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Children are the future. #StoptheWaronChildren
You can find out more about Save the Children’s Syria Appeal and how you can help here.