Student’s Corner: Children of Syria

December 4, 2013 • 181 views

Ashley Lanuza, contributing  student writer from San  Gabriel Mission High School.

Ashley Lanuza, contributing
student writer from San
Gabriel Mission High School.

According to the New York Times, children in Syria are being drastically traumatized and hurt, due to the endless amounts of violence and death in the country. Researchers state that the generation would suffer from psychological, physical, and educational/mental damages. Children from Lebanon and Jordan are refugees, fleeing from their homes to escape civil tyranny. They have seen death everywhere, and have faced its dark mask in terror. Youngsters have been shot by snipers and damaged by bombs. They have been executed, murdered, damaged. The Times article writes, “Whenever we interact with children, they tell us how much they miss home, how they want to go back, how horrific the situation is, and they talk mostly about death,” Juliette Touma, a spokeswoman for Unicef, the United Nations children’s agency, said in an interview. I hope the best for this generation of Middle Eastern children. The traumatizing and endearing situations they have to go through, at such a young age, are truly sadistic. If there is any glimmer of hope for this generation, it is in our own first-world country. We need to find, care, and help these people find a country that they can call home.

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