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Monday 9 October 2017

Back to school after four years - Tamer

Tamer* standing outside the mobile bus which visits his camp providing recreational, educational and psychosocial activities once a week. PHOTO: Olive Branch organization

Monday 9 October 2017

It's never too late to learn - Ahmad

 Photo credit: Olive Branch organization

Thursday 5 October 2017

SYRIA FIGHTING FORCES HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS TO CLOSE

An escalation in fighting has forced hundreds of schools across Syria to suspend classes over the past two weeks, with teachers sending children home in terror as bombs and shells fall nearby.

Vital education and psychological support for tens of thousands of children has been disrupted as a result of what is reported to be the deadliest violence this year. At least three schools have been attacked in the past week, injuring children and destroying classrooms.

Monday 18 September 2017

ALARMING SPIKE IN NUMBER OF SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL, EXPOSING THOUSANDS TO CHILD MARRIAGE AND EXPLOITATION

Monday 28 August 2017

‘THERE'S NO CHILDHOOD ANYMORE’ RAQQA’S CHILDREN HAUNTED BY BOMBS AND BEHEADINGS

Children escaping the Syrian city of Raqqa have told Save the Children about the trauma of living under ISIS and more recently, the military campaign to retake the city. 

Children described a life of unthinkable brutality, having witnessed executions and explosions at close quarters over several years. Beheadings and bombs have become a part of normal life for Raqqa’s children. The charity warns the psychological scars they carry could take years, even decades, to heal.

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