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New openDemocracy article argues for long-term solutions to expand the educational opportunities for young refugees from Syria

With the Syrian crisis continuing to displace whole communities, the number of refugees in the surrounding countries of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Northern Iraq/Kurdistan Region of Iraq is now over 3 million, half of whom are children and youth. Tremendous efforts by education actors in these countries have led to the expansion and adaptation of their education systems, but demand far outweighs supply. This is particularly true at the secondary level, leaving the majority of young refugees without quality education.

In this article, drawing from their research in the region this summer, Dawn Chatty and Sarah Wahby argue that long-term solutions are urgently needed to meet the needs and educational aspirations of refugee youth from Syria.

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