More than 1 million Syrian children have fled the civil war in Syria, becoming refugees, along with their parents.
Ten-year-old Haya, a Syrian refugee in Jordan, wrote about her love for her homeland.
“Syria is in pain.
Syria is bleeding.
Syria is crying for her children.
Her children were her candles, and they have faded out.
Now we are all everywhere outside Syria.
We are crying, and Syria is crying blood because her children are missing.
Syria misses her people—the children.
It is not manhood when you steal a smile from the face of child or make mothers cry—even God will never agree on this injustice and never approve of it.
We, the children, want things to be better again.
We want to get back to our country and rebuild it.
We want to be in our country rebuilding again and again.
We want to be in our country rebuilding again and again.”
Photo © 2013 Jon Warren / World Vision