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April 23, 2021

Children deserve more than a lifetime of war

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Peter Walton, Director International, Australian Red Cross

To the Editor

Six-year-old Yousra is the same age as the war in Syria. All she has known is war and when my colleagues met her, she was playing hopscotch among the bombed-out buildings of Aleppo.

War cannot kill the imagination of a child. But it’s depriving millions of children like Yousra of a childhood.

This week marks an unfortunate anniversary whereby the people of Syria have now endured an armed conflict that’s lasted longer than World War Two. Imagine what it’s like for Yousra and her friends to live through 2,190 days of war.

All kids deserve a childhood and a chance for a bright future. We can all do something to make that possible, whether it’s giving to the Syria appeal or just being kind to those who have fled the war.

Syria is now everyone’s crisis and every one of us can help. Find out how at Red Cross.


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