Learning doesn’t stop during a pandemic. Maria, nine, is following a pre-recorded lesson on her dad’s smartphone.
Maria and her family fled conflict and found safety at a camp for internally displaced people where she also joined the school. “I like getting the lessons this way, I like to keep learning,” says Maria, “But I really would like to get back to the school to meet my friends and play with them.”
All countries across the Middle East and North Africa made at least one online platform available for home-based learning. However, at least 39 million children have not had access to remote learning. While schools have now opened in Syria UNICEF continues to advocate for all children across the region to resume in-person learning as soon as possible.
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