EU contributes €10 million to UNICEF education programmes for Syrian children in Jordan
European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso, has announced a new donation of € 4.6 million to UNICEF for emergency education programmes in Jordan, benefiting Syrian refugee children as well as children of host communities. This brings its total contribution to €10 million this year from Development Funds.
"We have to ensure that families who have had to flee their country can live in decent conditions and that their children do not lose their right to education and to a brighter future,” President Barroso said. “Investing in education is investing in the future. I am therefore glad that the EU can support schooling of Syrian refugee children in Zaatari."
The EU has been supporting access to school for vulnerable children already since last school-year including formal, informal and non-formal education and psychosocial support in hosting communities.