Three Million Syrian Children in Urgent Need

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Across Syria, the three-year conflict has caused severe food shortages, making it nearly impossible for families to find even a minimal amount to live.

Struggling to survive, they're dependent on whatever the rebels can set aside for them.

"What do you want us to do? When the children need milk, clothes and food? Here we have no electricity, no water, or anything and we're not getting any help," one Syrian mother said.

What can the international community do to help Syrian victims? Nathaniel Hurd, World Vision policy advisor for conflicts and disaster, answers this and more on CBN Newswatch, Oct. 18.

The U.S.-based aid group Save The Children says one in 20 children living in the areas around Damascus is severely malnourished.

Across the country they say more than 3 million kids are in urgent need of assistance.

Save The Children is appealing to the international community to step in to help. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon agreed.

To learn more about World Vision's work in Syria and in the refugee camps in the region, visit the World Vision site here

"The region is being dangerously destabilized. We have seen the worst chemical weapons attack on civilians in a quarter-century. A lost generation of young people now fills refugee camps," Ban said.

"Who among us can say that they, and their mothers and fathers, are wrong to feel abandoned by the international community?" he asked.

The United Nations estimates close to 7 million people in Syria are now living in poverty.

The director of the U.N. World Food Program said aid workers must be given wide access to parts of Syria if a ceasefire is declared.

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