Two Million Children Endangered by Syrian Conflict, Aid Group Says

BY Joshua Barajas  April 5, 2013 at 12:26 PM EST


Save the Children’s President and CEO Carolyn Miles details the aid group’s efforts to support Syrian children within the war-torn country.

The two-year Syrian conflict has endangered nearly 2 million children, limiting their access to basic health care and education, according to a report recently released by Save the Children.

“Three out of four children in Syria have lost a loved one,” Carolyn Miles, CEO and president of Save the Children, told PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan. “So not only the physical trauma but the psychological trauma is really huge.”

The report reveals that children face unsanitary conditions from the lack of clean water and sewage systems destroyed during the civil war. In addition, 2,000 schools have been demolished and others have been turned into temporary shelters for displaced Syrians.

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Joshua Barajas and Jeff Ratner shot this video. Barajas edited it. You can subscribe to Hari on Facebook, Google Plus and on Twitter @Hari.