UN: 2000 Schools Damaged or Destroyed, 800 Used as Shelters


Going back to school is difficult for many students but in Syria, more than 200,000 of them had no schools to go to on the first day of class on Monday. The United Nations says over 2,000 Syrian schools have been damaged or destroyed. Others are being used as shelters by families displaced by the fighting. Neighbouring countries are doing the best they can to help as Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Ramtha, Jordan. (http://blogs.aljazeera.com/topic/syria/syrias-displaced-children-struggle-attend-school)

Many of the people fleeing the violence are making their way to the town of Reef Idlib – and finding shelter in schools, where food and medicine are scarce. Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan has their story. (http://blogs.aljazeera.com/topic/syria/schools-act-shelters-displaced-syrians)

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