Syrian civil war has left more than 300,000 people dead and devasted the whole middle east. Recently, an image of a malnourished child crying in pain went viral on various social media networks. The horrific image single-handedly shows how grim the current situation is in Syria.
In the eastern region of the outskirts of capital Damascus, a child weighs just 4 pounds was pictured. He was carried by a nurse in a clinic in the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria.
Yahya Abu Yahya, doctor and regional head of medical services for Turkish NGO Social Development International said:
“Of these, 80 were suffering severe acute malnutrition, 200 had moderate acute malnutrition, and about 4000 were suffering from nutritional deficiencies.”
Syria’s Children Are Living a Nightmare
According to the organization, “Save The Children”, an estimated 7.5 million children are growing up knowing nothing but a war in Syria. 2.4 million Syrian girls and boys are experiencing the stresses, adversity and uncertainty of life as a refugee.
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