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16 October Oct 2014 1754 16 October 2014

EU Ambassador to Lebanon and Unicef visit Marj El Kok refugee camp

European Union Ambassador to Lebanon, Angelina Eichhorst and UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, Annamaria Laurini, visited Marj el Kok on Thursday 9th October, where AVSI Foundation is working on basic education activities for refugee children.

The educational program is funded by the European Union through UNICEF and implemented by AVSI. It aims to help 97,000 Lebanese and Syrian children in 320 public schools . In addition, 35,000 children , Lebanese and Syrians, will be helped in order to bring them back to school. In total, 62,000 children have gained access to informal education.
The official visit ended with a meeting, which gathered the delegation of diplomats, AVSI Representative in Lebanon Marco Perini , the Mayor of Ibl el Saki and representatives of the Syrian community camp Marj El Kok.
Read more on AVSI Lebanon website (fr)