British government supports education in conflict zones
According to The Media Line, the British government approved a nearly $22 million funding package to support education in conflict zones. conflict zones
The government announced on Monday the projects are in six countries which are home to 3 million refugee and displaced children, including Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.
Citing the Arab News, The Media Line reported the Syrian Education Programme pays teachers’ salaries and provides mental health care.
“We believe that every girl and every boy should receive a quality education, no matter where they live,“ UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.
The aid money will fund research into the best methods to provide schooling in conflicts and long-term crises around the world.
Earlier this year, the United Nations reported that over half of Syrian children had been deprived of an education, resulting in the issue becoming a generational crisis.
The Syrian Education Programme is reportedly due to end in June next year, with its projected overall budget amounting to almost £85 million ($117.7 million). conflict zones
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