Children go back to learning in Atmah makeshift camp, Idlib

UNICEF with partners reached children in Syria with basic school supplies helping them resume their learning

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kids playing in a camp
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14 November 2019

Children go back to learning in Atmah makeshift camp, north rural Idlib Years of fighting and displacement have forced tens of thousands of children in Syria out of school, impacting their education. But as children across the world excitedly head back to school, for several hundred in the remote Atmah makeshift camp of north rural Idlib, Syria, the situation is much more challenging. In Atmah, children and families have sought shelter under olive groves and worn-out tents in less than basic conditions. Most of the children have had sporadic or no access to school for years. But with some respite in violence in areas of northwest Syria, children in Atmah have been rushing to their tents-turned-schools hoping for a better future through education. At these basic tents that can barely keep off harsh weather conditions, where children learn subjects like mathematics, Arabic and English, they have found solace from the hardship caused by conflict. Even though UNICEF with partners have reached children in Atmah with basic school supplies helping them resume their learning, much more is still needed to ensure these children’s right to education is protected and upheld.

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children gathered in front of a tent
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Children outside their tent-turned-school in the remote Atmah makeshift camp, north rural Idlib, Syria.
children sitting in desks in a tent
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Children attending an Arabic class in their tent-turned-school at the remote Atmah makeshift camp, north rural Idlib, Syria.
student girl in a desk in a tent writing on notebook
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Children attending an Arabic class in their tent-turned-school at the remote Atmah makeshift camp, north rural Idlib, Syria.
children sitting in desks in a tent
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Children attending an Arabic class in their tent-turned-school at the remote Atmah makeshift camp, north rural Idlib, Syria.
girl with a UNICEF school backbag  walking between tents
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Children outside their tent-turned-school in the remote Atmah makeshift camp, north rural Idlib, Syria.