Out of the 4 million Syrian refugees who are living in the world today, about half of them are children. Many of these young people are homeless, living in refugee camps, and have had to endure unimaginable trauma. Not only is adapting to a new environment stressful enough, but they’ve also had to deal with images of war as their bodies and minds develop. While a schooling environment could provide these children with safety and a comforting routine, UNICEF estimates that about 2.6 million Syrian children are unable to go to school. As for those who do have the opportunity to attain an education, they end up burdening local organizations that aren’t prepared to handle their needs.
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