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In Jordan, 85% Syrian children live in poverty

Feb 27, 2018 19:28 IST
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Around 5.5 million Syrians have fled civil war in their homeland since 2011, most settling in neighboring countries where they struggle to survive. UNICEF in Jordan lacks 145.7 million US dollars of the money it needs for children’s programmes in 2018. The report comes from the responses of hundreds of families among Jordan’s 660,000 registered refugees. It has found that 38 percent of children are not in education and almost half of those under the age of five don’t have access to proper healthcare.