A vital lifeline has been extended to displaced Syrian students around the world, including more than 600 scholarships for university study.
At last week’s 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting in New York, the Institute of International Education, or IIE,announced an expanded CGI commitment to action through collaboration with the Global Platform for Syrian Students and other partners to raise US$7 million in support.
The Syrian crisis and education
According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are now two million Syrian refugees, mainly in Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, but also at least 14,000 who are registered in North Africa and another 8,000 in Sweden. It is estimated that 22.9% of them are males aged from 18 to 59, while 23.5% are females in the same age group.
The Syrian crisis, unleashed two years ago...