In The Midst of War, Syria Raises Enrollment Fees

Mokhtar Alibrahim / 20 Jan 2017 / News

Students say fee increases make life even more difficult.

In Damascus, Little Water, Little Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Jan 2017 / News

The safety of children at schools is at risk following the water shortage in the Syrian capital.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

Refugee Youth Traumatized by War: Overwhelmed, Understudied

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Dec 2016 / News

Research with refugee children is scarce, but what research there is shows a strong need for early intervention, and a risk of perpetuating a cycle of violence.

Young Syrians Take Their Chances in Sudan

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 06 Dec 2016 / News

Sudan is the one Arab country that allows Syrians unconditional entry. But they face difficulties settling there, especially in education.

A Double Win: Educating Syrians to be Teachers

Jeffrey R. Young / 04 Dec 2016 / News

In Lebanon, a diploma program improves teaching in the classrooms for refugee children and opens employment possibilities for Syrian university graduates.

Refugee Status Forces A Student to Switch His Studies

Hamad Othman / 18 Nov 2016 / News

Basim Abdallah started out studying law at the University of Damascus. Now he is studying Arabic in Jordan, trapped by educational and employment restrictions.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

Slamming the Door in Syrian Faces

Rasha Faek, Sarah Lynch / 01 Nov 2016 / News

Syrians seeking to leave their country and neighboring countries to reach greater economic and educational opportunity are finding themselves trapped.

Wider Lessons From Vocational Education for Refugees

Benjamin Plackett / 01 Nov 2016 / News

UNICEF report shows how lessons learned from vocational training for refugees could help Arab students across the region find jobs.