Global News published this video item, entitled “Born into conflict, 10-year old Syrian child is his family’s breadwinner” – below is their description.
Born in rural Aleppo in 2011 when peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s government began, Mohammed Abu Rdan’s childhood is anything but typical.
Protests in 2011 quickly turned into a multi-sided conflict that has sucked in world powers, killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more and with it upended Abu Rdan’s life.
Now living in a displaced peoples’ camp in northern Aleppo, Abu Rdan has become his family’s main breadwinner after heart disease rendered his father unfit to work.
The United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said earlier this month that 90 per cent of children in the country are in need of humanitarian assistance, a 20 per cent increase over the past year alone.
Ten years into the conflict, almost 2.45 million children in Syria and an additional 750,000 Syrian children in neighbouring countries are out of school, UNICEF figures show.
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