As violence engulfs many parts of Syria, children continue to bear the brunt of the tragedy.
UNICEF's been working with partner organisations to deliver urgently-needed help to hundreds of thousands of children and families who've fled their homes to escape the fighting.
Families sheltering in schools, mosques and other public buildings in Damascus and beyond are receiving hygiene kits, mattresses, blankets, as well as food and other items for their children.
"Children are losing their lives, losing their homes, losing their parents and losing their schooling," said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.
In July, despite worsening security conditions and limited access in many areas, we were able to reach around 94,000 people, most of them children and young people.
"UNICEF supports people of conscience everywhere calling on all parties to do everything in their power to protect the innocents," Lake said.
The situation is driving families to flee Syria to neighbouring countries. More than 130,000 Syrian refugees have been registered in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, where UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies are providing water, sanitation, education and psychosocial support.