Dismay as world leaders fail to keep promise on Syrian refugee education

Humanitarian Sectors - Education
Forced Displacement - Refugees

A coalition of global children’s charities - led by Theirworld - has accused world leaders of displaying a “gross failure of political leadership” after they failed to prioritise education at a major conference on the future of Syria.

The coalition said it was disappointed the international community had been unable to renew its commitment to the education of Syrian refugee children at yesterday’s Brussels IV Conference - Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.

Leaders fell short of committing the $10 billion requested by the United Nations to help rebuild Syria. Instead, they pledged just $7.7 billion over the next two years - with many major donor countries, including the UK, making no mention of education in their final pledges.