Muhammad Najem

Better World for Our Youngest Generation

In the midst of the ongoing conflict in Northwest Syria, amidst the harsh winter conditions and the constant threat of violence, it’s the children who are often the most vulnerable and overlooked. As civilians in this region face unimaginable challenges, it’s imperative to recognize and uphold the rights of children, ensuring they have the support necessary to change their lives for the better.

For over 13 years, the conflict in Syria has ravaged communities, leaving a trail of destruction and despair. Civilians living in camps endure unimaginable hardships, especially during the winter season. The camps, already overcrowded and lacking in basic amenities, transform into pools of mud, exacerbating the already dire living conditions. Movement becomes restricted, roads are impassable, and access to crucial facilities such as medical centers and schools is disrupted.

Children, who should be experiencing the joys of childhood, are instead navigating through these challenging circumstances, their innocence marred by the realities of war. The continuation of attacks by the Syrian regime and Russia further compounds their suffering, leaving many without access to even the most basic necessities of life.

Despite these immense challenges, the international humanitarian response has often fallen short. Insufficient aid delivery exacerbates the suffering of civilians, particularly children who are in desperate need of support and protection. It’s a stark reminder that every child deserves a dignified life and access to justice, regardless of their circumstances.

Children have inherent rights that must be respected and upheld by all. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) outlines these rights, including the right to life, survival, and development, the right to education, healthcare, and protection from violence, exploitation, and abuse. These rights are not negotiable and must be safeguarded, even in the midst of conflict and crisis.

As global citizens, we have a collective responsibility to ensure that the rights of children are upheld and prioritized. This requires not only immediate humanitarian assistance but also long-term solutions aimed at addressing the root causes of conflict and instability. It means advocating for peace, justice, and accountability, and holding perpetrators of violence against children accountable for their actions.

Moreover, it requires investment in education, healthcare, and psychosocial support services that enable children to thrive and reach their full potential. Every child deserves the opportunity to dream, to learn, and to build a better future for themselves and their communities.

the children of Northwest Syria, like children everywhere, deserve our unwavering support and solidarity. They deserve to grow up in a world free from violence and conflict, where their rights are respected and protected. It’s time to come together as a global community to ensure that every child has the opportunity to live a life of dignity, justice, and hope.



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