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Provide life-saving emergency relief to refugees today. Five years of conflict.

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Five million refugees. This year, we mark five years since the beginning of the Syrian war. It is a conflict that has upturned the lives of half the population – which before the war, was around the same as that of Australia. Visiting Zaatari camp in Jordan. (deutsch) 1 Million Syrian Refugees © UNHCR March 5, 2013 Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country cross into Jordanian territory, near Mafraq February 18, 2013.

Visiting Zaatari camp in Jordan

REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed Syrian refugees and their families rest after crossing from Syria into Jordan near Mafraq, to escape violence in Syria, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed Syrian refugees, fleeing violence in their country, cross into Jordan, near Mafraq, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed UNHCR staff race to register an increasing number of Syrian refugees seeking safety in Jordan’s Za’atri refugee camp, August 2012.

British school teachers visit Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. WHY WE SHOULD SUPPORT GIRLS’ EDUCATION. Education is very important for every child whether boy or girl.

WHY WE SHOULD SUPPORT GIRLS’ EDUCATION.

It is sad that some communities still discriminate against the education of the girl child. About 57million children around the world are not going to school. Top 10 Reasons Why Female Education is Important - TBP. From Cairo to Beijing, offering quality and universal education to young girls promotes progress for society as a whole.

Top 10 Reasons Why Female Education is Important - TBP

Carla Koppell of the United States Agency for International Development, better known as USAID, even called female education a “silver bullet” for empowerment and progress. To better understand the far-reaching effects of a few books and a classroom, delve into the top ten list below. 1. Increased Literacy. Girls' education: A lifeline to development. [Contents] - [Next Page] - [Previous Page] Panel 14 Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, as both the Cairo and Beijing conferences affirmed.

Girls' education: A lifeline to development

It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of discrimination women suffer. Among children not attending school there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there are twice as many women as men. Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai shot by Taliban visits children in Syrian refugee camp. UNHCR - Jordan: Malala Visits Zaatari Refugee Camp. UNICEF Australia - Charity Donations & Gifts for Children's Charity. How to Volunteer Abroad With Refugees. Days for Girls International. Standing up for girls’ education on Malala Day - Equal Times. Anyone who follows current affairs or is interested in the state of education will have heard of a teenage girl from Pakistan called Malala Yousafzai.

Standing up for girls’ education on Malala Day - Equal Times

Those who prefer to follow ‘celebrity news’ will also have heard of Malala: she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2013. We know Malala’s name because on 1 October 2012, at the age of just 14, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. Malala was sitting in her school bus when a man climbed on board and demanded to know “Which one of you is Malala?” The Malala Fund. Education in the Zaatari Refugee camps - Help for Syria. Salam’s eyes beam as she talks about her new daily routine: attending school and learning English with her peers.

Education in the Zaatari Refugee camps - Help for Syria

The 10-year-old girl from Syria proudly types her name in English on one of the new computers in her school in the Zaatari refugee camp in Northern Jordan, where she is living with her family. Like many other children, who fled the conflict in Syria with their families, she could no longer attend regular classes. But thanks to a special education programme set up and financed by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and UNICEF, she now goes back to school with her peers, having proudly graduated from the special programme in early September.

Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan. Today, Syrian refugee children in Jordan face a bleak educational present, and an uncertain future.

Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan

Close to one in three—226,000 out of 660,000—Syrians registered with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan are school-aged children between 5-17 years old. Of these, more than one-third (over 80,000) did not receive a formal education last year. There are almost 1.3 million Syrians today in Jordan, a country of 6.6 million citizens.

Their arrival, and specifically that of Syrian children, since the outbreak of conflict in Syria in 2011, has spurred Jordan’s Education Ministry to take a number of steps to accommodate their educational needs. Syria Regional Refugee Response - Jordan - Mafraq Governorate - Zaatari Refugee Camp.