As many children across the world finish their first week back at school, UNICEF ambassador and supporter David Beckham has called on the public to remember the children of Syria.
In an open letter with a number of other famous public figures, Beckham has emphasized the plight of Syrian children.
“This is not their conflict, yet children bear the brunt of the suffering. We are calling on you to help, so that a generation of Syrian children are not simply “lost.”
You can donate to ensure that they receive vaccines to keep disease at bay, continue learning and receive the psychological support they need to help them come to terms with the horrors they have witnessed.”
According to a statement on their website, UNICEF says that the number of Syrian child refugees is very high.
“In recent weeks, about2,500 children have been crossing Syria’s borders every day…there has been more than a tenfold increase in the number of Syrian child refugees from 70,000 to 1 million in less than one year.”
Other UNICEF supporters who have signed the letter and joined the Syria appeal include: Chris Hoy, Michael Sheen, Tom Hiddleston, David Walliams, Keeley Hawes, James Nesbitt, Lord David Puttnam, Trudie Styler, Charley Boorman, Simon Reeve, Dan Snow, Martin Bell and Duncan Bannatyne.