Donors Fall Short on Aid for Refugee Education

Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.

Last year six governments promised hundreds of millions of dollars to help educate Syrian refugee children. Human Rights Watch investigated the progress of those donors in fulfilling their pledges and says it found large-scale discrepancies between what was promised and what was delivered.

For example, the organization says in a recent report that Lebanon was told to expect $350 million for the 2016 school year, but $97 million of that failed to arrive. Jordan was promised $249.6 million, but it says just $208.4 million actually arrived—although the donors say they gave more than $375 million. Read more.