Middle East conflicts keep children out of school

Global conflicts mean that there are millions of children who are being denied the most basic of educations as their families time is spent in the nomadic pursuit of safe harbor.

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By Foreign and Commonwealth Office [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2016 – One of the side effects of global conflict is the generations of children who are being denied the most basic of educations as their families’ time is spent in the nomadic pursuit of safe harbor.

During the course of the Syrian Civil War more than four million refugees, many of them children,  have fled to neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan  and Iraq as well as farther from their homes in places like  the Caucasus, the Persian Gulf, North Africa and Europe (source: Wikipedia).  Being displaced from home means being displaced from school.

Lucy Wescott of Newsweek reports in Conflict Has Forced 24 Million Children Out of School.


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