Diana* is a painful reminder that in adult wars, childhood is the first casualty.
When the Syrian war started, Diana was just two years old. War is almost all she’s ever known. She’s spent her entire childhood fleeing from bombs and airstrikes, in the hope of finding safety.
“There was a bomb behind our house and we left. Life became very horrible – we couldn’t stay,” she says sadly.
Her family is finally in Iraq, safe, but exhausted. Rebuilding their lives now requires serious fortitude and your help.
Diana is now nine. Her best chance at a better future is through school. School gives Diana not just an education, but a space to play and start to heal from the atrocities she’s seen. It gives her a daily routine which she craves at this young age to bring a sense of order back to her life.
Education is a every child’s best path to a safer, more secure life. For kids caught up in conflict, nothing could be more vital. Your donation can get a child like Diana back to school where they can play again, have a safe space to recover, and access support to process the horrors of war.
After all she’s been through, will you give Diana back her normal life?
*Name has been changed to protect identity.