Lebanon: 250,000 Syrian Children Out of School
Residency Rules, Child Labor Among Barriers for Refugees
Tuesday 19 July 2016
More than half of the nearly 500,000 school-age Syrian children registered in Lebanon are not enrolled in formal education. Although Lebanon, which is hosting 1.1 million registered Syrian refugees, has allowed Syrian children to enroll for free in public schools, limited resources and Lebanese policies on residency and work for Syrians are keeping children out of the classroom.