Over 2 million children currently out of school in Syria: UN

Amman, More than two million boys and girls are currently out of school in Syria, and more than 80 percent of people live below the poverty line, the UN Humanitarian Needs Overview for Syria said on Friday.

Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters at a regular briefing that the 2019 overview is a reminder that the crisis is far from over for millions of people in Syria who have lived through eight years of war.

More than 11 million people remain in need of some form of assistance, including for food, health care, shelter, water, sanitation, hygiene and even their livelihood, Dujarric revealed.

The UN and its partners are appealing for continued donor support to assist the critical life-saving, protection and livelihood needs of over 11 million people,” the report said.

“Displacement continues to be a defining feature of the crisis, with an estimated 6.2 million people who are internally displaced,” Dujarric added.

Over the past year, the UN and its partners have reached an average of 5.5 million people per month in Syria and managed to provide them with humanitarian assistance.

Source: Jordan News Agency