The education sector that once made Lebanon’s pride is collapsing as the result of the economic crisis the country is going through. With the local currency rapidly devaluating and inflation soaring, the private schools which did not already shut down had no choice but to substantially increase their fees. By doing so, they have become unaffordable to most Lebanese families, more and more of whom are falling into poverty. Consequently, many children are transitioning to public schools, giving less space to non-Lebanese children because of limited capacity. As a result, more and more Syrian refugees are now out of school and/or engaging in child labor.

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