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The challenge of educating Syria’s displaced children is on stark display in Lebanon (Photo: © European Union, 2015 / Photo: Amro Anwar)

How the EU can make its Syria aid go further

Europeans who want to see a better future for Syrian refugee children can be proud: the European Union has given hundreds of millions of euros to help them go to school in the beleaguered countries near Syria.

But good luck tracking where that money went, and whether it is being used to address key problems preventing Syrian children from going to school.

The challenge of educating Syria’s displaced children is on stark display in Lebanon, which hosts more refugees per capita th...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

The challenge of educating Syria’s displaced children is on stark display in Lebanon (Photo: © European Union, 2015 / Photo: Amro Anwar)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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