Brown with Bou Saab ahead of their news conference in Beirut. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has backed a $100 million call for the international community to fund formal public education for 100,000 more Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, with four months to the start of the new school year.There are nearly 400,000 school-aged (ages 5-17) Syrian refugees in Lebanon, according to UNHCR estimates. Public schools currently accommodate around 105,000 non-Lebanese students at Grades 1-9, of which nearly 100,000 are Syrians, according to Khoury. Money aside, not all Syrian refugee children are qualified for formal education.
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