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Dear Lord, Psalm 46:9 says that You make wars cease to the ends of the
earth. Help the people who are fighting with each other in Syria to stop, so
children and families can go home and have peace and safety. Lord, we trust
in You.

Psalm 23:4, Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,
for You are with me. (NIV).

5.1 million Syrians have fled the country as refugees,

6.3 million Syrians are displaced within the country.
Half of those affected are children.

The Syrian civil war officially began March 15, 2011, when peaceful protestors
calling for government reform took to the streets in southern Syria. As the
movement spread through the country, it met with strong government
crackdowns and increasing violence on both sides.

Violence: Since the Syrian civil war began, an estimated 470,000

people have been killed, including about 55,000 children, reports
the Syrian Center for Policy Research. The war has become deadlier
since foreign powers joined the conflict.
Collapsed infrastructure: Within Syria, 95 percent of people lack
adequate healthcare, 70 percent lack regular access to clean water.
Half the children are out of school. The economy is shattered and four-
fifths of the population lives in poverty.
Children in danger and distress: Syrian children the nations hope
for a better future have lost loved ones, suffered injuries, missed
years of schooling, and experienced unspeakable violence and brutality.

Started in 2011 when a group of people started protesting and saying that
they disagreed with the president and decisions that the government was
making. They wanted someone else to be in charge