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For Most Refugee Kids, School Remains Elusive Dream

In the Turkish border town of Urfa, sometimes the six girls ranging in age from 6 to 19 don’t know what to do with themselves as the days merge dully into each other, while their 14-year-old brother gets to go to school. Their rented apartment, too small for the Syrian refugee family's needs, is confining. For more than a year now their education has been on hold. In the meantime they try to teach themselves Turkish, hoping spaces in the school will become available. “I have...

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