(National Post) – In the ongoing Syrian conflict, the numbers of vulnerable children are truly staggering. Over 10.8-million people — half of Syria’s total population — are in need of humanitarian assistance. Some 6.8-million individuals are internally displaced, with many others taking refuge in neighbouring countries. Casualties have become so numerous — last estimated at 220,000 — that the UN has officially stopped counting, a first in the organization’s 70-year existence.