BREAKTHROUGH FOR EDUCATION OF SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LEBANON

An agreement has been reached which will deliver education to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children whose families have fled to Lebanon.

The deal today between the international community and the Lebanese government means 200,000 spaces will be provided in public schools at the start of the school year in September if donors keep the pledge to step up support to reach the targets. The agreement came on the day A World at School published a report on how to get all refugee children in Lebanon into schools.

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