By The International Rescue Committee, February 2, 2020
Since fighting broke out in Syria in 2011, more than 5 million children have had to flee their homes; 2.8 million children remain out of school. Many have been exposed to extreme violence and experienced unspeakable trauma that will have lasting impact on their health and future.
The International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop are working together to give millions of refugee and displaced children in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and northern Iraq the support they need to learn, grow and thrive.
“From home visits, to preschool classrooms, to health clinics and women’s protection centers, the IRC has been integrating 'Ahlan Simsim' content into programming for refugee children and their caregivers wherever they are,” said Jamie Weiss-Yagoda, IRC senior education policy advisor.