In 2016, there were verified reports of over 2,300 grave violations against children by armed forces and groups throughout Syria. Of these, killing and maiming of children and recruitment and use of children were the most prevalent violations. The actual numbers are likely to be much higher.
UNICEF has supported the coordination of the No Lost Generation across the Syria crisis countries. The scale up of education support by sector partners inside Syria has contributed to a decrease in the number of out-of-school children from 2.12 million (40%) in 2014/15 to 1.75 million (32%) in 2015/16. UNICEF and partners reached over 1 million children with structured psychosocial support, and expanded programming for adolescents and youth, including social cohesion and life skills.