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Children in #Syria go back to learning, while many remain stranded between conflict lines
Heavy violence, lack of safe learning environments, and displacement have meant that over 2 million children across Syria are not able to go back to learning.

One in four schools in Syria cannot be used because they were damaged, destroyed, shelter displaced families or are being used for military purposes.

More than 52,000 teachers have left their jobs. Two decades of investment in learning have been wiped out.
Helping children go back to learning is a top priority for UNICEF.

UNICEF has just launched a back-to-learning campaign aiming to reach 2.5 million children including 154,000 living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF will provide children with education material, school bags and stationery. The campaign include social mobilization campaign to encourage parents to send their children to school or benefit from alternative learning opportunities where schools are no longer functioning.

UNICEF is supporting more than 1,200 dedicated young volunteers to conduct massive door-to-door campaign to map the numbers and situation of out-of-school children, identify why these children are out of school and reach out to parents and children with information about simplified school enrollment processes and the right to education.

In #Aleppo– where violence reached unprecedented levels over the past two weeks- children insist to return to school despite the ongoing conflict. More than 30 schools in the city are currently out of service, because they were damaged by fighting, or used for military purposes or to shelter displaced families. Some of functioning schools are either partially damaged or overcrowded.

This brutal conflict continues to drive millions of children from their homes. Many were displaced five or six times. Children’s education was disrupted over the years. Some lost up five years of their education while others have never been to school.

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UNICEF/Syria/2016/Aleppo/Issa Children participate in activities during an open day event at a school in Aleppo, designed to encourage them to go back to education. UNICEF has launched a social mobilisation campaign to encourage parents to send their children back to school or to benefit from supported alternative learning opportunities where schools are no longer functioning.

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UNICEF/Syria/2016/Aleppo/Issa A child at a school in Aleppo participates in a drawing activity as part of psychosocial support to children affected by the crisis, during a school open day. UNICEF has launched a social mobilisation campaign to encourage parents to send their children back to school or to benefit from supported alternative learning opportunities where schools are no longer functioning.

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UNICEF/Syria/2016/Aleppo/Ourfali Buses in Aleppo carry the back-to-learning campaign message. As part of a social mobilisation campaign, social media, radio and television spots as well as roadside billboards are being used to support the message that all children in Syria have the right to access learning.

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UNICEF/Syria/2016/Aleppo/Zayat On first day of school in eastern Aleppo city, a child walks amid the rubble of a destroyed building on his way back home. Last week, the new school year started in several parts across Syria. While many children returned to school, many remain stranded between conflict lines. After more than five years of war in Syria, over 2.1 million children in Syria are not in school. Helping these children to get back to learning is a top priority for UNICEF. UNICEF and partners are calling for access to children and families in need across Aleppo wherever they are.

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UNICEF/Syria/2016/Aleppo/Zayat Children walk near rubble of destroyed buildings in the eastern part of Aleppo city on their way back home from school. Last week, the new school year started in several parts across Syria. While many children returned to school, millions remain stranded between conflict lines. After more than five years of war in Syria, over 2.1 million children in Syria are not in school. Helping these children to get back to learning is a top priority for UNICEF. UNICEF and partners are calling for access to children and families in need across Aleppo wherever they are.

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UNICEF/Syria/2016/Aleppo/Zayat On first day of school in eastern Aleppo city, children walk back home. Last week, the new school year started in many parts across Syria. While many children returned to school, millions remain stranded between conflict lines. After more than five years of war in Syria, over 2.1 million children in Syria are not in school. Helping these children to get back to learning is a top priority for UNICEF. UNICEF and partners are calling for access to children and families in need across Aleppo wherever they are.

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UNICEF/Syria/2016/Aleppo/Zayat A group of children walk back home on first day of school in eastern Aleppo city. Last week, the new school year started in many parts across Syria. While many children returned to school, millions remain stranded between conflict lines. After more than five years of war in Syria, over 2.1 million children in Syria are not in school. Helping these children to get back to learning is a top priority for UNICEF. UNICEF and partners are calling for access to children and families in need across Aleppo wherever they are.

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