There is no answer for Syria's children who suffer this war

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Laith's story is Syria's story. As in any conflict, children are vulnerable and forgotten. One goal of the Syrian uprising was to emancipate the young from fear, the deficiencies of the state and subjugation. But the turmoil has blocked education and encouraged child trafficking, beggary, child labour and even the trade in human organs. Syria is a country now of unidentified babies, of orphans, of traumatised and physically disabled kids. We are leaving these problems for later; we have decided that our duty now is merely to topple this oppressive and corrupt regime.


But beyond the romanticisation of the uprising and beyond the blame game, some simple questions must be asked: what awaits the children?

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