Makeshift schools provide rudimentary education, glimmer of hope for Syrian refugee children

November 4, 2014 5:01 PM

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Makeshift schools provide rudimentary education, glimmer of hope for Syrian refugee children

In this picture taken Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, Syrian Kurdish refugee children from the Kobani area wait sitting at desks for the opening of a makeshift school at a refugee camp in Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border. It’s only a blue tent at the back of a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Suruc. But for dozens of children who study in the makeshift school, it’s a glimmer of hope. Inside, brightly colored drawings are pinned to the plastic walls, and wooden desks stand in two neat rows. For some of the Kurdish kids who fled with their families from the besieged Syrian town of Kobani across the border, this is the only school they’ve known. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) (The Associated Press)

In this picture taken Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, a Syrian Kurdish refugee child from the Kobani area looks inside a makeshift school set up at a refugee camp in Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border. It’s only a blue tent at the back of a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Suruc. But for dozens of ...

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