Day by day since the Syrian Civil War erupted in 2012, the situation in most parts of the country, especially in the Syrian city of Aleppo, is getting worse. Suicide attacks are happening nearly everyday and the death toll continues to increase.
According to the UNICEF, there were 96 children killed in less than a week in the battles that continue to crash the once quite city of Aleppo. All in all, more than 470,000 individuals in Syria, including children and women, killed across the country since 2011.
Based on the same report, around 9.7 million Syrians are still in their home, around 6.6 million are internally displaced, and an estimated 4.8 million are refugees, according to CNN.
Aside from the continually increasing number of deaths across Syria, the world also saw the birth of a new breed of problem: growing number of child suicide bombers.
According to a non-government organization Save the Children, as reported by CNN, at least six suicide attempts have been recorded in the past months that were carried out by teens. The youngest was carried out by a 12-year-old girl.
“The children are psychologically crushed and tired. When we do activities like singing with them, they don’t react at all, they don’t laugh like they would normally,” the group lamented in the report.
Most cities in Syria, especially Aleppo, are physically isolated, which means going in and out of the city is virtually impossible. This means vital lifeline, including food, water, medicine, and even fuel are hard to come by—adding more burden to the problem.
Even if residents are able to go out of the city, seeking refuge to other countries is a another story. The world just saw in the past months how’s the situation of Syrians and other nationalities who have fled their homes for other countries, which in some cases, ended up in death.