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UNICEF to launch home-based learning programme for children in Syria
News Date: 3rd September 2013

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday that it would launch a home-based self-learning programme this month to help Syrian children in conflict hot spots to carry on learning.

UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado said that the program, launched together with Syrian Ministry of Education and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), would enable more than 400,000 children to continue following the national curriculum.

Syria's latest official data showed that some 1.9 million pupils in grades one to nine, or 39 percent of registered students, dropped out of school over the last academic year; Over 3,000 schools have been damaged or destroyed and over 930 are being used as shelters for the displaced.

Besides, UNICEF has procured school bags with stationary supplies for up to a million children in all 14 governorates and distribution is underway; thousands of teaching-learning kits, recreations supplies and early childhood education material are also being delivered, according to Mercado.

She said that an extra 20 million U.S. dollars was urgently needed to print and distribute eight million textbooks and rehabilitate school infrastructure.

The UN refugee agency UNHCR said in a report on Tuesday that more than 2 million refugees have fled Syria's turmoil which broke out more than two years ago and that the number of people displaced in Syria is around 4.25 million.

Source: GNA

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