Syria: A Children's Crisis?

Learn about the crisis in Syria, and think critically about who is affected.

Since March 2011 the conflict in Syria has internally displaced 4.25 million Syrians and 1.9 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon. This is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world; a crisis that currently threatens to outstrip its humanitarian response.


Oxfam's schools resources outline the impact of the crisis on refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan, and suggest how young people in the UK can effectively respond.

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On 23 August the number of Syrian child refugees reached one million. 740,000 refugees are under eleven.

The BBC reported on the experiences of Syrian children in Lebanon and Jordan here and here.

Use this evidence to decide if the rights in the UNCRC are being upheld.

What does it mean to be a refugee?