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Syria’s refugee children: Futures lost to the war

An entire generation of Syrians has lost the opportunity of getting an education because of the war.

UN says 43 percent of Syrian refugee children are out of school [AP]

Geneva, Switzerland – Muzoon Almellehan would be an ordinary Syrian girl from Deraa, south of Damascus, dreaming of a future as a journalist, if war hadn’t forced her family of six to flee her home country in 2013.

But Muzoon, 20, is no ordinary girl. For the past five years, living as a refugee, she spearheaded a campaign to promote the right of refugee children to an education. She kicked her mission off at the age of 14 in a refugee camp in Jordan, after several of her schoolmates dropped out of school to be married off as child brides.

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