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Cries from Syria

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 11, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 24:25

Guest: Evgeny Afineevsky, Documentary Filmmaker, “Cries from Syria” A report by UNICEF earlier this year concluded that children have paid the heaviest price in the Syrian Civil War, now in its sixth year. Thousands have been killed. Nearly two million inside Syria are out of school, because their schools have been destroyed and because schools have been repeatedly attacked during the war.  UNICEF says nearly six million children in Syria now depend on humanitarian aid – food, shelter, medicine – for survival. Almost half of them have been forced to flee their homes and are now living as refugees in conditions only slightly better than the danger they left behind.  It’s a tragic situation, which filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky witnessed personally in making his HBO documentary “Cries from Syria.”