Healing war scars at school

Over 165,000 Syrians have crossed into Jordan to escape the conflict since the beginning of 2013, bringing the total number of Syrian refugees registered or awaiting registration to more than 540,000. Half of them are children under 18 and many of them do not have access to education. Amid fears that an entire generation could be lost, Jordan has agreed to allow Syrian children to attend public schools. With the local authorities worried that the education system might reach breaking point under the pressure of Syrian asylum seekers UNICEF and the EU have put together an educational programme aimed at supporting the Jordanian authorities save the future of this war-affected generation. A journalist of the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre visited a public school where Syrian children have been welcomed. Here is his report.

This is part of a series of features on projects funded by the EU’s Regional Programme, prepared by journalists and photographers on the ground or the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre.
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