Eight-year-old Mohamed was a toddler when a shell struck his home in Palmyra, Syria. It forced his family to flee to Lebanon and they couldn't get him medical attention because of the conflict. Mohamed's hand had to be amputated and he has hearing difficulties that require specialist treatment.
There are now more than 1 million Syrian refugee children like Mohamed. An entire generation of Syrian children is growing up knowing nothing but death and destruction. Children whose earliest memories have been shaped by violence and exile. This number keeps growing.
Eight years into the conflict, 6.2 million people are displaced across Syria and 5.6 million have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries. Children are running for their lives and leaving behind everything they know - their friends, their homes, their belongings.
Most Syrian refugee families live in desperate poverty, unable to feed their children, access healthcare or keep a roof over their heads. These people did not choose to flee. But all people displaced by conflict have the right to protection and safety.
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is working across Syria and neighbouring countries, providing families with shelter, healthcare, survival items and access to education.
Sign our petition today. Send a clear message that you stand in solidarity with the innocent child victims of Syria's deadly war and demand their protection.