UN reports Syrian child refugees struggle to get education

UN reports Syrian child refugees struggle to get educationThe United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Monday Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are struggling to get an education and many are being pushed into work or early marriage instead.

Around 187,000 youngsters - roughly half the school-age Syrian children in the country - are not going to classes, the agency said, as it launched a documentary on their situation.

UNICEF Lebanon Representative Tanya Chapuisat said: "Poverty, social exclusion, insecurity and language barriers are preventing Syrian children from getting an education, leaving an entire generation disadvantaged, impoverished and at risk of being pushed into early marriage and child labor."

After nearly six years of war, more than half Syria's people have fled their homes, including more than a million to Lebanon.
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