As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year, access to schooling remains a significant challenge for the country's children. At one centre in Homs, helping children with disabilities continue their learning is top priority. More >

Madagascar – And the school year continued
Quick response to Cyclone Giovanna had 20,000 children back in the classroom. Read more >

Jordan – For refugee children, school back in session
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake distribute bags to Syrian refugee children. Read more »

Somalia – Refugees return home to rebuild their education system
Ali Abdullah stands at the front of the class asking students whether any have learning or development needs.  Read more »

Syrian Arab Republic – Life skills courses for refugees
Ibrahim, a refugee from Iraq, admits that he hasn’t been this nervous since his arrival in Syria.  Read more »



  • For Syrian children with disabilities, schooling amid conflict

  • Madagascar – And the school year continued

  • Jordan – For refugee children, school back in session

  • Somalia – Refugees return home to rebuild their education system

  • Syrian Arab Republic – Life skills courses for refugees


Cameroon: The joy of learning for thousands of refugee children

Cameroon, 7 March 2016 - Over 65 000 refugee children affected by conflict have benefitted from EU humanitarian education support in Cameroon over the last three years. Read more >>

Education: Small investment, big impact for Syrian refugees

TURKEY, 25 February 2015 - UNICEF, with EU Children of Peace funding, has established an incentive scheme for teachers to help provide quality education to refugee children. Read more>>

“We came here to tell our story… we are all victims,” the children of Syria

Za’atari, Jordan, March 2014 - “We are the children of Syria don’t forget us,” their voices fill the tent with an energy that hits you like the desert wind sweeping across Za’atari refugee camp. Read more »

ECHO and UNICEF join forces for crisis affected children to go back to school

BAMAKO/BRUSSELS, 15 January 2014 - The Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department of the European Commission (ECHO) is providing EUR 3 million for children’s education in crisis affected in Mali. Read more »

In Turkey, teachers learn how to work better with their Syrian refugee pupils

ISKENDERUN, Turkey, 11 July 2013 – In a large training room, an instructor asks a group of 200 people to hold a chickpea in their palms and to imagine that it is a tree.

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Summer camps help Syrian refugee children recovery, regain missed education

AMMAN, Jordan, 5 July 2012 – At a large primary school on the outskirts of the capital Amman, 11-year-old Basma* and her 7-year-old sister are among around 180 children, most of them Syrian refugees, taking part in a summer camp.

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