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Clouds Over Sidra: A Virtual Reality (VR) film. Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know. “The children of Syria have experienced more hardship, devastation, and violence than any child should have to in a thousand lifetimes,” says Dr.

Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know

Christine Latif, World Vision’s response manager for Turkey and northern Syria. World Vision staff in the region say the situation in Aleppo city is the most dire they have ever seen it. World Vision has worked in Aleppo governorate since 2013. “Civilians have been continually in harm’s way, caught in the cross-fire and changing front lines. Civilian infrastructure has been targeted, leading to mass civilian casualties, including women and children,” says Angela Huddleston, program manager for the organization’s Syria response.

The Right to Education. Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights.

The Right to Education

It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty. Normative instruments of the United Nations and UNESCO lay down international legal obligations for the right to education. WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium. This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children from war-torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have fled their homes and traveled by rubber dinghies across the Aegean Sea to Lesbos, Greece.

WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium

Refugees travel light, for their trek is as dangerous as it is arduous. They are detained, shot at, hungry. Smugglers routinely exploit them, promising safety for a price, only to squeeze them like sardines into tiny boats. Most have no option but to shed whatever meager belongings they may have salvaged from their journeys. Those allowed to bring extra baggage aboard often toss it overboard, frantically dumping extra weight as the leaky boats take on water. Emergency Education - Teachers Without Borders. Syria Regional Refugee Response - Jordan - Mafraq Governorate - Zaatari Refugee Camp. Life in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan’s fourth biggest city. Za’atari refugee camp hosts around 80,000 Syrians who have been forced to flee the war in Syria.

Life in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan’s fourth biggest city

More than half of these refugees are children. The size of the camp, now Jordan’s fourth biggest city, is presenting huge challenges for infrastructure. Edfd459. Behind the fences of Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp - Al Arabiya English. In the early hours of the morning, the one-hour-long journey to Zaatari refugee camp from Jordan’s capital Amman began.

Behind the fences of Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp - Al Arabiya English

Unlike other greener, more scenic parts of Jordan, Zaatari, located around 30 miles south of the Syrian border, is surrounded by barren desert. A Jordanian army tank guarded by a soldier is seen by the gate of the camp as we drive into the first checkpoint, where the car is inspected. As we continue to drive to the second checkpoint and the main entrance to the camp, we begin to see the grand scale of the refugee settlement, as thousands of off-white tents appear in the distance. Fenced off with barbed wire and a low brick barricade, the camp reflects the severity of the ongoing Syrian conflict, which has caused close to 5 million to flee the country. Education in the Second Largest Refugee Camp in the World. UNICEF report highlights Syrian children’s struggles to continue their education “I have told other girls my age that they should go to school in the camp, otherwise they will lose a year.

Education in the Second Largest Refugee Camp in the World

Some have registered at the school, but they are not going to class anymore. They tell me that they will go back to school when they return to Syria. But I say: What if we stay here for a long time? You would be wasting your life.