700,000 Children Are Refugees From Syrian War: UN

The U.N. agency for children said in a report this week that close to 3 million Syrian children are not in school as a result of the conflict, including some 700,000 refugee children. Here is a series of portraits of children in the tent settlements near Mafraq, Jordan.

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EMPTY_CAPTION"I want to become a doctor to be able to help people."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I dream of going back to Syria to see my friends Raghd, Halima, and Najwa."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I want to go back to Syria but my father told us that he wants to go to The United States of America."
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About half of the 4.8 million Syrians who fled their homeland are children, and some of the most vulnerable live in dozens of makeshift tent camps, including in Jordan, which has taken in close to 640,000 refugees.
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Yasmeen Mohammed, whose family fled their town, said she misses her old life. “All I want is to go back to my school in Syria and see my friends,” she said.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I remember our home in Syria and my school there. I just want to go back."
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About half of the 4.8 million Syrians who fled their homeland are children, and some of the most vulnerable live in dozens of makeshift tent camps, including in Jordan, which has taken in close to 640,000 refugees.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I want to grow up and be educated," Sajjida said. Children in these camps near the northern city of Mafraq say they miss their old lives in Syria, especially going to school.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I remember nothing from Syria."
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The conflict, which entered its sixth year this week, has killed more than 250,000 people in Syria and displaced close to half the pre-war population of 23 million.
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“I used to go to the school back in Hama,” Raslan said. “I used to have friends there. Our home was destroyed in the war and we had to flee to Jordan.” Rakan said that without an education, his future is in doubt. “The best I can become is a driver,” he said.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I remember the sound of bombings on homes in Deir el-Zour."
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The U.N. agency for children said in a report this week that close to 3 million Syrian children are not in school as a result of the conflict, including some 700,000 refugee children.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I want to grow up."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I want to become a teacher."
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In this Sunday, March 13, 2016 photo, Syrian refugee girl Amna Zughayar, 9, from Deir el-Zour, Syria, poses for a picture at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I just want to go back to our home in Syria."
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