Archive | September, 2008

Education Under Pressure in Iraq

© UNICEF Iraq/2008/Arar <br/> A girl walks through the rubble of her destroyed classroom at the Baghdad Primary School in Sadr City.

© UNICEF Iraq/2008/Arar
A girl walks through the rubble of her destroyed classroom at the Baghdad Primary School in Sadr City.

NEW YORK, USA, 15 September 2008 – The ongoing conflict in Iraq continues to have a devastating impact on children and schools there. Insecurity and violence have forced teachers to flee, kept students at home and, in some cases, closed schools completely.

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Iraqi children flood Damascus schools

Iraqi children flood Damascus schools putting pressure on education system<br />© UNICEF Video

Iraqi children flood Damascus schools putting pressure on education system
© UNICEF Video

25 September 2008 – Iraqi children flood Damascus schools putting pressure on education system

Iraqi children head to schools in Damascus at the beginning of the new school year. Their families fled the conflict in Iraq, and schools in Syria are now overcrowded

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