Protecting the futures of children affected by the crisis in Syria

No Lost Generation

Two girls drawing outside
No Lost Generation


As the crisis in Syria rages on, approaching its fourth terrible year, an entire generation of children is being shaped by violence, displacement, and a persistent lack of opportunity – and could be lost forever, with profound long-term consequences for Syria, the region, and beyond.

The No Lost Generation strategy proposes practical ways to avoid this harsh possibility, showing the impact that could be achieved with a critical investment today of $1 billion focused on expanding access to learning and psychosocial support, strengthening social cohesion and peacebuilding efforts, and restoring hope for the future to millions of children.

There is still time to prevent the loss of a generation. With assistance to protect them from violence, abuse, and exploitation; education to foster their minds and build resilience; and support to heal the hidden wounds of a merciless war, the children of Syria can build a better future for themselves, their families, and their societies.

But we must act now, with urgency, in a coordinated global effort to champion the children of Syria and support neighboring nations affected by the crisis.

Two girls drawing outside
No Lost Generation
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