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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.

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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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