More than five years into the war in Syria 250,000 children live amid shelling, airstrikes and barrel bombs. International charity organization Save The Children reveals what it means for children to live amid war in Syrian towns and cities in Childhood Under Siege, a report released this month.
Children are not only witnesses to the conflict, but also the main victims of its horror: They suffer from continuous lack of food, medicine and drinking water.
The report also describes the emotional toll the war is taking.
“Fear has taken control. Children now wait for their turn to be killed. Even adults live only to wait for their turn to die,” Rihab, a mother in Eastern Ghouta, told Save The Children.
The organization interviewed over 125 mothers, fathers and children who live or have lived under siege.
Explore some of their stories through the photos below, via Saved The Children.
Names have been changed to ensure the participants safety.
This post first appeared on HuffPost Spain. It has been translated into English and edited for clarity.