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In conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies, girls face particular vulnerabilities and barriers that can frequently prevent them from realising their right to education. Displacement, poverty and the breakdown of familial and social protection mechanisms can place girls at higher risk of sexual abuse, violence, exploitation and early forced marriage.
Meeting at the London Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region in February 2016, the international community recognised that current efforts to support Syria’s displaced population and refugees in neighbouring countries were falling far short of the minimum levels required. Pledges in excess of US$12bn were announced. Those pledges have not been honoured. The gap between pledge and delivery is hurting Syria’s children.
A series of reports by Theirworld outlined the opportunities to scale up the education response efforts and drive more and better financing and coordination to reach over one million refugee children and young people in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
Ensuring Educational Opportunity for All Syrian Refugee Children and Youth in Turkey (September 2015)
Turkey has accommodated huge numbers of refugees and is committed to providing education for all children. But it can't do this without the support of the international community. This Theirworld report from 2015 identifies ways this could be done.