Islam was just 10 years old when her village was hit by air strikes from the regime and Russia. The bombs killed her mother, who was trying to protect her daughter.
Islam now lives in one of the camps for displaced people, but she has not forgotten her dreams.
Like many children in Syria, Islam’s childhood has been stolen from her by war.
While Islam has been able to escape much of the trauma that plagues many children who have lived through war, she still suffers from flashbacks and nightmares about seeing loved ones killed before her eyes. She also struggles with depression because she misses her mother terribly—and because she knows that someday soon she will have to return home and rebuild it herself, just as other kids around the world are doing right now with their own homes after natural disasters like earthquakes or floods or war destroy everything they’ve ever known.
World Children’s Day and we have to make sure that we have access to basic needs such as food, water, and shelter. This is not only limited to children but also adults who are in need. We need to help each other out as much as possible by donating whatever we can in order to make this world a better place for everyone.
World Children’s Day is celebrated annually on November 20th, to raise awareness about the importance of children’s rights. It has been recognized by the United Nations since 1995 and aims to promote child welfare across the globe.