UNICEF ambassador anxious over future of Syria's malnourished children

London, June 9 (ANI): United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concerns that Syria's traumatized, malnourished children may start dying from preventable diseases with Syria's conflicts reaching its third year, where scores of civilians have been subjected to aerial bombardments, executions, torture, rape and massacres.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow had met with the Syrian refugees in January this year when she noted that at least 4.25 million civilians inside Syria have taken refuge in caves, ruins or in abandoned schools while more than a million people have fled into neighbouring countries, CNN reports.

According to the report, over 80,000 Syrians including thousands of children have perished in the recent months in Syria.

The report said that UNICEF staff and partners have been working in Syria and its neighbouring countries to deliver life-saving supplies such as emergency rations, water purification tablets, medicine, clothes, blankets, vaccinations and access to school.

The report however stated that even after four months, the country breeds poor nourishment and contaminated water that might sow grounds for cholera and other deadly diseases to which children are the most susceptible.

With the enormity of the human-created disaster unfolding eventually, Farrow insisted that the children need to be saved until a political solution to Syria's conflict can be found, the report added. (ANI)


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