Children Amidst World's Conflicts at Risk of Becoming a Lost Generation

November 3, 2014 4:41 PM

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Children Amidst World's Conflicts at Risk of Becoming a Lost Generation

Around the world there is strife and violence. In all those global hotspots -- from Syria to Iraq, from Afghanistan to Darfur -- innocent children are among those suffering the most, yet there is often too little attention paid to the physical and emotional trauma they endure.

Syria -- where, prior to 2010 almost all children were enrolled in school and literacy rates exceeded 90 percent -- today has the second-lowest enrollment rate in the world, with almost three million children no longer in class. One in three Syrian children reports having suffered physical violence ...

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