(UNICEF) – “Thank you, Mr. President, distinguished members, ladies and Gentlemen. I am grateful for the opportunity to address the Security Council today on the plight of children in Syria. To say that the situation is tragic, Mr. President, would be an understatement. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine what words could still adequately convey the unspeakable horrors endured by Syria’s children every day. Tens of thousands of children have already been killed. Millions have been uprooted, some more than once. Too many have been deprived of basic medical care and safe drinking water. Too many have witnessed the death of their loved ones and the destruction of the places they once thought are safe: their homes, their schools, their playgrounds. Simply put, Syria’s children are trapped in a living nightmare.”