When Jordanian public schools start classes on 19 August, all children, including expatriate Iraqi students will be able to attend classes in the country’s public schools. The UN Children’s agency UNICEF hailed the decision by Jordan’s government, pointed out that Iraqi youngsters have faced numerous obstacles since fleeing their homeland.
“Many have lost a parent, a teacher, their friends and their place in communities. A large proportion of Iraqi children living in Jordan had not attended school for years,” UNICEF said in a statement.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has asked for donations to support host nations as they try to provide adequate facilities for the added children in their schools, including $50,000 for Jordan.