(UNICEF) – The life of a child in Aleppo has become even more dangerous in recent weeks, as intense attacks and fighting escalate across the city. At a time when children are at even greater risk of bombardments and fighting in the Syrian Arab Republic, education has become another casualty. Schools in Aleppo have come under attack, with many occupied by fighters and left destroyed or damaged. The 1070 neighbourhood school provided a respite from what is often a harsh reality for 5,000 families who lived in the half-built concrete tower blocks of the settlement for displaced families in the suburbs of western Aleppo. As families fleeing the fighting in rural areas resettled in the neighbourhoods of 1070, Tishreen and Al-Riyadeh in 2013, existing schools became overstretched. The 1070 school became a place of hope where children could start to build new futures.