Exploitation and Instability
Ever since the Syrian Civil War began in 2011, Syrian families have suffered tremendously, losing family members, their homes, their means of support, and their sense of security. Millions have fled the country. Many of those who remain in Syria lack clean water, food, and medical care, and deal daily with the effects of the war. Millions of Syrian children are growing up without access to education, safe places to play, or desperately needed mental health care.
On the other side of the region, the Uighurs, a Muslim minority living in western China, continue to chafe under Chinese rule. They have little economic or political power, and extreme poverty in the area means that many families are unable to care for their children.