Orphanages struggle to provide refuge for Syrian war orphans

Orphanages in Syria are struggling to cope with the needs of children left without parents killed in the six-year conflict.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

About half of the nearly five million refugees who have fled Syria are children, but eight million children remain in the war-torn country, according to the UN.

Hundreds of thousands of children have been left orphans by the six-year war in Syria.

In the capital, Damascus, orphanages are struggling to handle the large number of children who have lost their parents.

Service providers point to a lack of funding and adequate space. But perhaps the biggest problem is the psychological trauma which the children have suffered.

TRT World’s Ben Said has their story.