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UNHCR, Red Crescent and Syrian company AASCO distribute school supplies to Iraqi refugees


UNHCR, in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), have distributed school kits to Iraqi refugee children close to the Saida Zeinab section of Damascus where many Iraqis live and send their children to school.

The distribution of uniforms, shoes and school materials is taking place seven days a week and is expected to outfit 30,000 children from Damascus and Rural Damascus before the start of the Syrian school year on Sept. 7. Last year, UNHCR’s distribution reached 20,000 Iraqi children.

On the first day, over 700 excited children who are already enrolled in primary and secondary schools received their supplies from the private Syrian company AASCO, which helped UNHCR and SARC volunteers distribute the kits.