A Teenage Refugee Champions Girls’ Education
Monday, December 21, 2015

When Muzon’s family fled the war in Syria in early 2013, they briefly considered leaving her behind. The bright 14-year-old had been studying hard all year for her grade-nine school exams, which were just a month away, and her aunt urged the family to let her stay and continue her education.

In the end, her father decided the risks were too great, and so she fled with him and her siblings across the border to Jordan. “I knew she could make up for lost schooling, but if you lose your life there’s no way to make up for that,” said Abu Mohammed, 45, at Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp.

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Source: UNHCR