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Cash assistance helps Syrian children in Iraq catch up on education

The Kurdistan region of Iraq hosts many children and families displaced from Syria like Isra and her family who have been displaced twice – first from their home in Damascus, then from the Syrian town of Hasakah. Now settled in  a village on the outskirts of Erbil , she is restarting her education at a local school, with the help of a UNICEF-supported cash grant programme.

UNICEF is allocating $US2.6 million to 11,300 displaced and refugee children in the Kurdistan region to reduce the economic barriers to attending both school and summer school in the next two years. 

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