Children are one of the biggest casualties of conflicts. The civil war in Syria is no different.
According to UNHCR almost 52 per cent of the refugees in Syria are children aged 17 years or below. UNHCR announced only days ago that the number of Syrian child refugees had exceeded 1 million.
10-year-old Issa is one of the children affected by the civil war in Syria.
War has made his life take a leap from normalcy that defies human contemplation.
When many children his age go to school, play ball and dream innocent dreams, he joins his father in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. The 10-year-old works 10 hours every day, six days a week churning out weapons.
Here is a dreary glimpse in a day of little Issa’s life: