Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie on the 1 millionth Syrian Child Refugee

Washington & Geneva, 23.08.2013

What is happening to the children of Syria is sickening.

Thousands of innocent young boys and girls have lost their lives in horrific circumstances, including in recent attacks near Damascus.

And now one million Syrian children are struggling to survive as refugees in heart-breaking conditions.

Each of these child refugees is an innocent victim of a senseless conflict.

These vulnerable children need shelter, food and assistance. But above all, they need security.

The international community must not look away from Syria, they must renew the search for peace with urgency and determination.