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Syria: two years of war With drawings by children in Syria
In Syria, there is still fighting between the government and people who disagree with them. More than five million people have been forced to leave their homes.
Millions of people do not have enough food, water or healthcare.
Our supporters have raised more than £1.8 million so that CAFOD can help the people of Syria. CAFOD provides food, clothes and medicine, and help people to find safe places to stay.
Every day 6,000 people flee from Syria to nearby countries. We are helping refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Many also need help to cope with the terrible fighting they have seen.
In Turkey, CAFOD gave coloured pencils and paper to some of the Syrian children. Many drew pictures of war.
“I really miss my school in Syria and I miss all my friends. I was good at school but I had to leave it. But I really like playing with the other children. The toys here are really good!”
Here in Turkey, in a safe place and surrounded by friends, some children are starting to draw happier pictures.
CAFOD makes a real difference but there is still a lot to do. Let’s keep the people of Syria in our prayers.
Photo credits: Caritas International God of peace, help us to live in peace, understand you and be like you. Help people who are committed to peace to keep on acting for good. Help people who are caught up in fighting to stop doing what is wrong and to be healed. We make our prayer in the name of your Son, Jesus, our Lord. Amen (Pope Francis’ prayer for Syria, adapted for children)