Syria’s Lost Generation
An estimated 5 million Syrian refugees have fled the conflict. An even larger number remain displaced inside of Syria. From an estimated pre-war population of 22 million over half of them are now living in need of emergency humanitarian assistance. It is not just the basic necessities of food, water and shelter that are required. According to UNICEF there are 5.6 million children surviving in refugee camps throughout Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
Once the war has come to an end the country will need to rebuild. However, with almost a decade of ongoing conflict there is a growing educational crisis which is in danger of creating a lost generation of young Syrians without a basic education and the key skills that will be required to rebuild their country and economy.