2016 Was Worst Year Yet For Children Caught In Syria's War, UNICEF Says
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Violence in Syria took a horrible toll on the country's children last year, the United Nations' children's agency says, with the civil war blamed for killing at least 652 children — 255 of whom were either in or near a school.
Inside Syria, UNICEF says, nearly 6 million children now rely on humanitarian aid; an additional 2.3 million are living as refugees in neighboring countries. Many of those children have missed years of education or have never been to school, the agency says, citing makeshift facilities at refugee camps and parents' fears for their children's safety in areas that have been under siege.