A Decade of Loss: Syria’s Youth After Ten Years of Crisis
Ten years of violence have had a devastating impact on Syria. This report sheds light on young Syrians’ experiences of the conflict and its impact on their current lives and future aspirations. It is based on a survey of 1,400 Syrians aged 18 to 25, of whom 800 live in Syria, 400 in Lebanon and 200 in Germany. The age range was chosen to represent individuals whose adolescence and early adulthood have been deeply marked by the conflict. The country locations were selected to ensure a variety of respondents in different situations. The survey was carried out by market-research company Ipsos between December 2020 and January 2021. The questions covered a broad range of topics, spanning displacement and social disconnection, economic security, access to education, health, mental health and, crucially, what young Syrians want the rest of the world to know about their past and their hopes for the future.