In an initiative organized by the National Organization of Pioneers, the children participated in events in their schools and squares in major cities, where they raised national flags and carried banners with phrases calling for the lifting of the unjust blockade.
They also asked the international community and Arab countries to act to end this inhumane policy that affects the educational process and causes shortages of food, medicine, fuel and electricity.
We deserve to live in peace, security and stability like the rest of the world’s children, the children wrote on some of their posters.
In Damascus, hundreds of children gathered in front of the United Nations office, where they delivered a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General and the UN Resident Coordinator in Syria.
In their message, they charged that the repressive measures by the West have aggravated their pain and suffering accumulated during 12 years of a conflict, in addition to leading to shortages of medicine, food, education and even milk.
Syria can once again become the country of love and peace that welcomes and embraces all peoples, they said. The head of organization, Muhammad Izzat Arabi Katbi, affirmed that it is a patriotic position by Syrian children as they are the segment of society that most suffers the unjust blockade that affects their daily lives, safety and dreams.
Syrian children have the right to live in safety and dignity, like children all over the world, he said.
Meanwhile, Damascus Deputy Director of Education Rana Mousalli noted that Syrian children must regain the smile and childhood that was taken away from them by terrorism and later by the earthquake, so lifting the blockade is important for them to return to live in psychological and physical peace.