World's largest humanitarian crisis "falling off map"

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Syrian refugees sleeping at Newroz camp. Situated next to the town of al-Malikyah in Rojava, Syria, Newroz was initially established to shelter Syrians displaced from the ongoing Syrian civil war. © Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/IRIN

The world's largest humanitarian crisis underway in Syria is "falling off the map" according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Daily life in the country is being described as "dire and tragic" as the three –year old conflict continues to claim people's lives.

More than half of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance and over 400,000 children have been displaced.

Stephanie Castro spoke with Kumar Tiku, the Chief of Communications for UNICEF Syria, who is based in the capital Damascus.

She began by asking him what life is like in Syria right now.

Duration: 2'20"

 

 

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