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Once I looked at my Syria photos, here another one. I remember well the narrow street in the old Damascus. There was a shop with the fresh bread and I saw these children. When I read about the war there, this image comes to my mind. What is their life? The maybe dead or could lost their families of friends. How world can be so cruel.

Before the start of the civil war in March 2011, Syria was a middle-income country that was able to adequately provide for its people. The continuing crisis in Syria has left over 470,000 people dead (Syrian Center for Policy Research, 2016), including over 12,000 children, and over 7.6 million internally displaced. UNICEF estimates that 8.4 million children are affected by the conflict either in Syria or as refugees. Moreover, 6 million Syrian children are in need of humanitarian aid, and more than 2 million do not have access to it as they live in areas difficult to reach or under siege.

other double portrait of Damascus kids.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12035 W: 126 N: 30653] (143062)
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