"When I meet with children, I just see that there's always that glimpse of hope in their eyes and that drive to make a future for themselves."
Bo Viktor Nylund has always been drawn to complex, difficult places. As the Representative of UNICEF in Syria, he is a passionate advocate for the rights of children growing up in one of the world's most thorny and protracted crises.
Children continue to bear the brunt of Syria's decade-old conflict, with millions of childhoods shattered through destruction, displacement, and death. Meanwhile, thousands of children of Islamic State fighters, some as young as 12, are being held indefinitely in camps in the country's north.
In this episode, Bo Viktor Nylund reflects on their grim plight and his determination to do right by every Syrian child hoping for a better future through education.
"The situation of the children who have been affiliated with Islamic State is basically a time bomb in the making."
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©UNICEF/Syria/ Delil Souleiman