It is estimated that half of all children in Syrian are not attending school for reasons ranging from destroyed buildings from bombings, sever health concerns such as communicable diseases, or a shortage of teachers. Thousands of children are in need of psychological support and medical treatment due to the loss of limbs, parents, teachers, schools, homes, and every other element of what makes childhood... childhood.
More than 10,000 children have been killed in the civil war and this in conjunction with the lack of school could result in a proverbial lost generation; one with no voice, no purpose, and no future. Boys are forced to try to find jobs to help support the family, and girls are being forced into early marriages.
The plight of Syria's children is not a "sexy" political topic and doesn't allow for ridiculous rhetoric from the political right and left; and that's fine as the children of Syria don't need rhetoric, they need help. There is plenty of room for rhetoric in the Crimea.