Amman: More than 80 per cent of Syria’s children have been harmed by the country’s conflict, including growing numbers of those who were forced to work, join armed groups or marry young because of widening poverty, the UN children’s agency stated, on the fifth anniversary of the crisis. Peter Salama, the agency’s regional chief, called on donor countries to make good on money pledges made at a Syria aid conference . His agency, UNICEF, seeks USD 1.16 billion for 2016 to help children, close to 3 million who are not in school.

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