Decline in education for Syrian children “worst and fastest in region’s history”

The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to the paper “Education Interrupted” published today. Since 2011 nearly 3 million children from Syria have been forced to quit their education as fighting has destroyed classrooms, left children too terrified to go to school, or seen families flee the country. Progress achieved over decades has been reversed in under three years. At best, children are getting sporadic education. At worst, they drop out of schools and are forced to work to support their families. The paper details some of the factors that have contributed to the rapid emptying of classrooms.

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