October 11, 2013

Widening Access of Syrian Refugee Children to Quality Education in Lebanon


Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, more than 2 million refugees have fled to the neighbouring countries Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. According to the last regional response plan, it is estimated that the number of Syrian refugees in need of assistance across the region may reach 3.45 million by the end of 2013.

In Lebanon, a total of 616,341 refugees are currently registered with UNHCR, of which more than fifty percent are children.

The centre for Lebanese studies is currently conducting a study of the education conditions of the syrian refugees in Lebanon. The main objectives of the research project are to:

  1. Identify the current situation in relation to access and quality to education including certificates and accreditation.
  2. Examine types and quality of non-formal education offered to the refugees.
  3. Developing targeted intervention recommendations and advocacy strategies to significantly improve the education of refugees.
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