Youth in Syria struggle with choice to leave

Refugee and Migrant Crisis

The war in Syria has turned the country into one of the most dangerous places on Earth.
It has also put Syria on the verge of losing a generation. Many of the young have had to uproot their lives to seek safety, or drop out of school because they simply can’t afford it.

Some of Syria’s young are looking for ways out of the country at all costs.

For others, it’s an impossible choice. CCTV’s Alaa Ebrahim filed this report from Damascus.

The youth dilemna, to leave or not to leave Syria?

The war in Syria has turned the country into one of the most dangerous places on earth. It's also put Syria on the verge of losing a generation. Many of the young have had to uproot their lives to seek safety, or drop out of education because they simply cannot afford it. Some of them are looking for ways out of the country at all costs. But for others, it's an impossible choice.


Ritu Sharma on the top concerns of youth worldwide
The crisis in Syria is not the only concern among youth worldwide. With a look at some of their top concerns on this International Youth Day, Ritu Sharma, Senior Visiting Fellow with the Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative explained.

Ritu Sharma on top concerns of youth

The crisis in Syria is not the only concern among youth worldwide. With a look at some of their top concerns on this International Youth Day, CCTV America's Asieh Namdar talked to Ritu Sharma. She's a Senior Visiting Fellow with the Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative.