The creeping increase in child abuse cases in north Syria

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Alone, scared, and vulnerable. Just three of a countless number of the words that could be used to describe the forgotten children of Syria. Most have managed to escape death from the brutal bombings, killings, and extreme poverty their country has endured throughout a devastating eleven-year war. Yet, over 6.5 million children in Syria remain in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, according to the United Nations agency for children’s rights, UNICEF. Among these children are those who face harm at the hands of the people closest to them, as local NGO data shows a creeping increase …

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