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Strengthening Coordinated Education Planning and Response in Crises: Syria case study

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ODI, Overseas Development Institute

The civil war in Syria began in March 2011 and has become one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. In 2018, there were 5.8 million children and young people in need of education assistance in the country. Direct attacks on schools and education personnel have resulted in more than one in three schools being damaged, destroyed or occupied. This has driven approximately 180,000 education personnel out of Syria’s education system.

This case study examines how humanitarian and development actors in Syria can coordinate planning and response more effectively, in order to strengthen educational outcomes for children and young people affected by the crisis.  

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