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Syrians sponsor abandoned children

Amid the rising number of abandoned children due to the deteriorating economic conditions in northern Syria, one organization seeks to care for them and secure them a family that would cater to their needs.
Displaced Syrian orphans receive food aid at their school in the El Ardiye Orphanage camp run by the Turkish Red Crescent on the outskirts of Idlib, on Nov. 26, 2021 in Sarmada district, Idlib Province, Syria.

With child abandonment rates on the rise in northern Syria, an increasing number of newborns in northwest Syria find themselves waking up on a cold floor, if not outdoors.

In a conservative society in which relationships outside of marriage are not tolerated, deteriorating economic conditions are yet another reason driving child abandonment rates higher, as many parents leave their children on the streets in the hope someone else would take care of them.

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