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Around three million Syrian children are no longer attending school due to the civil war

With Southbank London MeetUp Group we looked at extreme places where children in their early years development hugely influenced by civil war in Syria. The most vulnerable children are those who remain inside Syria, who risk death, illness, abuse and exploitation on a daily basis. Around three million Syrian children are no longer attending school due to the civil war raging in their country, British-based charity Save the Children revealed on 18 September, 2014.

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The report says that the conflict in Syria, which is now entering its fourth year, is depriving a generation of children of a decent education, and says the consequences could "last generations".

Within the war-torn Middle Eastern country, the report estimated that 3,465 schools - one fifth of the country's education buildings - had been either destroyed or damaged, or are being used for military purposes.


Source:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/about-us/emergencies/syria-appeal

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/syria-civil-war-three-million-children-drop-out-school-1466022

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48662&Kw1=syria&Kw2=children&Kw3=#.VEejdYtE7gJ
 
  • How can parents in war zone ensure their children thrive?
  • How can refugee camps facilitate the needs of children age 0-5?
  • What are the short term and long term affects of growing up in a war zone?
  • How can we help children in war zones to be children again?
     

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Perhaps the London Meetup Crew might think about inviting a group of London-based Syrian migrants / refugees to brainstorm about solutions to these provocations as part of our Ideas phase?

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Hi Meena,

Great idea about inviting Syrian migrants and refugees. We are meeting again tomorrow evening so we will discuss this then and hopefully start coming up with some good ideas!

Louise