Lives of children at risk amid heavy fighting and floods in Syria:UNICEF

Lives of children at risk amid heavy fighting and floods in Syria:UNICEF

New York, Children continue to pay the heaviest price due to the escalation in violence in northwest Syria, as the United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF received alarming reports of 80 people killed, including one child. Many families are fleeing their homes as conflict intensifies, with no place to go but to already overcrowded camps hosting displaced families, UNICEF said in a statement on Friday. Floods swept through the area on 26 December, affecting nearly 10,000 children in Atmeh, Qah, Deir Ballut, Albab, Jisr Ashughur among other areas. Exposed to harsh winter weather and freezing temperature conditions, children's lives are hanging by a thread.

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