Today marks three years since the Syrian uprising began. More than 130,000 lives have been lost and almost 9 million people have been displaced. 2.5 million people have fled to neighboring countries, half of them are children. The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate and hopes of returning home no longer seem imminent. Cooperation, cohesion, innovation and resilience become ever more important to jointly re-build a brighter future.
For this three year mark, working with Syrian and Jordanian children, ACTED and AptART have created a street art mural in northern Jordan, symbolizing the resilience of children, who are the fruit of the next generation. Bringing colour and hope to Syrian and Jordanian children through art, humanity continues to show striking resilience, with people doing what they can, wherever they are with whatever they have.
Refugees are struggling every day to meet their most basic needs and, with limited prospects of returning to Syria but also with limited opportunities to access income, millions of boys, girls, men and women are becoming chronically vulnerable. Three years on, the international community is called upon to ensure increased access to people in need across Syria and refugee host countries and to find a political solution to end the conflict.
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