Some six million children are in an extreme situation of suffering by the civil war in Syria, with 3.1 million children affected by the conflict, another two million internally displaced and a million refugees in a neighboring country, reported yesterday the UN.
Yesterday, the organism demanded the Syrian Government to allow the immediate access to his chemical weapons experts to the districts of Damascus, controlled by the rebels, where supposedly a lethal gas attack killed hundreds of people, including many children.
Both, The Syrian National Coalition and the Free Army of Syria asked the UN Commission to visit the areas supposedly attacked with toxic gases, guaranteeing their safety. The UN said that it sent to Damascus the person responsible for Disarmament to negotiate the permissions to investigate the alleged chemical attack.
The executive director of Unicef, Anthony Lake, said that the children were suffering the consequences of the war, which has claimed the lives of some 7,000 marines and has an estimate of 100,000 victims.
More than 3,500 children have crossed the borders not accompanied or separated from their families. According to UNHCR data, 75% of the refugee children have less than 11 years.
The United States President, Barack Obama, asked the Pentagon to prepare for possible military actions in Syria, said yesterday the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, who also hinted that they have already begun certain movements of their naval forces for this task.