Syria

Department for International Development written question – answered on 6th February 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to provide books and other educational material for the Mesopotamia Academy of Social Sciences, Qamislo, northern Syria; and if not, why not.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK has no such plans at the moment. We are supporting a range of UN agencies and International NGOs who can deliver at scale. For example, the UK is supporting UNICEF to provide over 160,000 children inside Syria with a foundation-level understanding of key subjects including Arabic, Maths, and Science through remedial classes.

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