UN says two million Syrian children are not getting an education

With a third of the schools in the country rendered unusable as the civil war in the country rages on, Syrian children have paid the heaviest price in the conflict.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with Syrian children during his visit to Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, March 28, 2017.

Two million children in Syria are not receiving an education, according to a report released by UNICEF.

A third of the schools in the country are too severely damaged to be usable, and in more than two-thirds of households, children are working to help provide for their families. 

The children of Syria have paid the highest price in the seven-year long conflict as they face becoming a "lost generation."

TRT World's John Joe Regan reports.