The Syrian civil war began in March of 2011 after security forces under the rule of President Assad opened fire on pro-democracy, teenage demonstrators. The fight to overthrow the Syrian government has been long, and the internecine fighting between seemingly innumerable factions (including regional powers fighting by proxy) just as long. A generation of Syrians is growing up knowing nothing but conflict and fear. How do they and their families get by?
Read up on survival skills learned during wartime: the Syrian perspective.