Children in Syria are learning what to do in the event of a chemical weapons attack. Now, a class taught by volunteer emergency response teams is hoping to provide children with the tools for survival.

Sarin gas has repeatedly been used in Syria on civilians despite it is a banned toxin, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons, a global watchdog, has said.

Syrians have been seeking ways to avoid sarin gas attacks, putting a wet piece of cloth on their mouths and noses.

“We are teaching school children about the dangers of explosives and unexploded munitions. Because of the last chemical attack, we are trying to make them aware of Sarin gas and other chemical gases,” said Ahmed Abdulsalam, a civil defence member in Syria.

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