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Type Journal Article - Canadian Journal of Children's Rights / Revue canadienne des droits des enfants
Title "I am mostly concerned about their education": Syrian refugee families and the right to education in Lebanon
Volume 7
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2020
Page numbers 98-127
URL https://doi.org/10.22215/cjcr.v7i1.2571
Ongoing since 2011, the conflict in Syria is considered to be one of the largest
humanitarian crises in modern history. With a large number of Syrian families fleeing the war to
resettle in neighboring Lebanon, Lebanon’s education system has become overwhelmed. In this
paper, we will describe how Syrian families and community stakeholders experienced education
in Lebanon and highlight barriers to education, suggesting potential interventions to ensure that
the right to education is upheld. The findings underscore the multiple challenges that Syrian
families face in seeking education for their children. At the same time, the findings point to the
importance of education in the lives of Syrian families both in Syria before the war, in their
current contexts of displacement in Lebanon, and in their future hopes and dreams for their

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