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UNICEF Says Syrian's School System in Crisis


Debris of a classroom in a school damaged by government forces, according to the opposition, are seen in Al Qasseer city, near Homs April 30, 2012. Picture taken April 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS EDUCATION) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTR31FNR



The UN children's agency UNICEF put out a report this week pointing to an alarming situation in Syrian schools.

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Violence from the ongoing civil war has caused many children to just stop going to school.

School buildings have been damaged by the fighting, school supplies and desks are hard to come by, and the displacement of thousands of people has led to extremely crowded classrooms where schools are still functioning.

Many NGOs and teachers have been working on grassroots efforts to continue education despite the violence.

Anchor, Marco Werman speaks with Iman Morooka, from UNICEF in Syria, about the ways in children and parents have tried to cobble together their own education system.