Internally displaced Syrian children that fled recent fighting in Hama countryside rest inside a tent in northern Hama countryside, Syria November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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More than 400,000 Syrian children living in Turkey are not in school, largely because of financial hardship, a plight which could push more refugees into making a desperate journey to Europe or even returning to their war-torn homeland, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.In total, nearly three million children are out of school both inside and outside Syria, a country where once primary school enrollment was almost 100 percent, according to estimates from the U.N. children's agency UNICEF.Turkey has already spent more than $7 billion (6.5 billion euros) on the Syrian refugee crisis since 2011, and $252 million on education in 2014-2015 alone, Human Rights Watch said.The education ministry said last month it aimed to have 270,000 Syrian children in school by January and 370,000 by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
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