No Lost Generation Advocacy Brief for Brussels V Conference
No Lost Generation
In preparation of the Brussels V Conference - Supporting the future of Syria and the region, No Lost Generation is releasing an advocacy brief, shedding light on the needs of over 6 million Syrian children. Ten years since the war started in Syria, the triple crises of continued conflict, economic downturn and the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the situation for Syria's children, pushing them and their families to the brink, inside Syria as well as in the five refugee host countries.
For many children in Syria, war is the only thing they know. Over 6 million children (1 million of them outside Syria) have been born since the war began in 2011. Close to 12 million Syrians remain uprooted from their homes due to the ongoing conflict.
In this context, No Lost Generation partners continue to provide support to children, adolescents and youth, within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) and the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), committed to ensure that a whole generation of children is not lost while the search for an end to the conflict and durable solutions continues.
Moving ahead, NLG is prioritizing work in the following areas: (1) Keep learning going for all Syrian children and adolescents; (2) Address child marriage and child labour; (3) Help Syrian adolescents and youth in the transition from education to employment and (4) Provide systematic and sustainable mental health and psychosocial support.
Our final recommendations call for an end to the war and for parties to the conflict to cease all violations against children. We also recommend to donors to ensure more predictable and flexible funding to scale up durable solutions for Syrian children and to expand cash and voucher assistance and other social protection schemes.