Malala calls for 1.4 bln dollar education fund for Syrian refugee children

Karachi, Feb 2 (ANI): Nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai will seek to persuade world leaders at a conference in London to raise 1.4 billion dollars in 2016 for Syrian refugee children’s access to education.

Heads of state and government and ministers from countries around the world will meet in London for ‘Supporting Syria and the region’ conference, which aims to raise funds for humanitarian crises caused by the Syrian war, the Dawn reports.

According to a report issued by the Malala Fund, some 7,00,000 Syrian children living in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon and in other Middle Eastern countries do not attend school.

Malala said in an interview that she had met many refugee children from Syria who are not going to school. It came as a complete shock to her and said that they need teachers and schools. (ANI)

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