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By David Youngmeyer

UNICEF, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and other partners around Syria, is supporting a Back to Learning campaign which aims to reach 1 million conflict-affected primary school-aged children.

UNICEF is distributing school bags with stationery supplies such as pens and notebooks to one million children in all of Syria’s 14 governorates. Around half of these supplies are already on their way to the most in need areas such as Raqqa, Deir ez Zour, Homs, Hassakeh and Rural Damascus for distribution in schools.

In addition, UNICEF is providing 5,000 teaching-learning kits, 3,000 recreation kits, and 800 Early Childhood Education kits.

Now in its third year, the conflict in Syria has left almost 4,000 schools – or around one in five – damaged, destroyed or sheltering internally displaced families. Since the last school year, almost two million Syrian children between 6-15 years old have dropped out of school due to displacement and violence.

The new school year in Syria started on 15 September, and thanks to the generous contribution of the European Union – EU, supplies are already on their way for distribution to the most in need areas.

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