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Last week, the catastrophic Syria conflict entered its seventh year.Just ahead of the Brussels conference, two key reports, one by UNICEF and another by Save the Children, were released to discuss the impact of six years of war on the children of Syria, revealing "grim statistics" on a lifelong-impacting devastating situation.According to the UNICEF report, the past year has been the "deadliest for children" in Syria, highlighting where the Syrian children humanitarian crisis stands today. It states that around 6 million Syrian children today depend on aid assistance, 12 times the number in 2011, 2.3 million of whom are living as refugees.After six years, what will happen to the next generation of Syrian children?Syrian children face challenges in formal education with a significant gap in access to education among youth aged 12 to 18 . According to the 2016 Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees, 48 percent of children aged 6 to 14 were found to be out of school. In Lebanon, over 200,000 non-Lebanese children are enrolled this academic year in formal education, 44 percent of whom are in public schools and 95 percent are enrolled in basic education.
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