Children are often the unseen victims in any war. Relegated to the backdrop, their stories are usually overshadowed by the politics motivating the conflict.
But this week, U.N agencies delivered a gut-wrenching reminder that Syria's youngest generation is by far its most affected: As of August 23, one million Syrian children have fled the country, pouring across borders in what's often a treacherous search for safety. Most are under the age of 11.
For those who attempt to flee and the ones who remain behind, uncertainty has become a way of life. What follows is a glimpse into their experience.