The Cost of War

Calculating the impact of the collapse of Syria’s education system on Syria’s future

March 2015


As we approach the fourth anniversary of the war in Syria, almost 3 million Syrian children are out of school, putting them at risk of exploitation and threatening their futures. Unless this situation is urgently addressed, the prospects for eventual peace, stability and economic prosperity in Syria look uncertain.

A slow and silent assault on a child is committed each time their right to education is denied. Now new analysis by Save the Children, CfBT Education Trust and the American Institutes for Research also highlights the devastating economic cost that 2.8 million children missing school is likely to have both on Syria’s children and on the future of their country.


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