Funding, Policy and Protection: Delivering a quality education to children affected by conflict in Syria and the region

Our policy calls to the international community

January 2016

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6 million children affected by the war in Syria are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

1.4 million of these children are of school age and are living as refugees in neighbouring countries, more than half of whom lack access to education.

On the eve of the Syria Conference in London in February 2016, 12 organisations with direct experience of working to support educational services in Syria and with Syrian refugees call on the international community to respond to the educational dimensions of the humanitarian crisis by:

1 Closing the education funding gap

2 Enacting policies that guarantee access to quality education inside Syria and in host countries

3 Protecting students, teachers and educational facilities from attack.

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