UNICEF says schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks, and homes across the country are unsafe for children and come frequently under attack.
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Children have suffered the most in Syria's six-year war, and among them the most vulnerable are those separated from their families, a senior Unicef official told Reuters Wednesday.Unicef, the United Nation's agency focusing on children, issued a report Monday on the war in Syria, which began after protests six years ago against President Bashar al-Assad.Cappelaere said that in the Jibreen shelter for displaced people in Aleppo Tuesday, each of the three newly arrived families he spoke to was carrying a child separated from its family -- a measure of the extent of the problem.Even more than other children in Syria's war, those separated from their families are vulnerable to exploitation.Already about three-quarters of children in Syria are working and there is what Cappelaere called a "very rapid" rise in the number of early marriages, particularly among girls, because families cannot afford to feed and look after them.
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