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The effect of war on refugee pupils in a Syrian school

Duration: 02:41

Yusif is a 15-year-old Iraqi boy now living in Syria. Although in Syria, he and his family have been waiting over five years for a visa allowing them to move to Canada. The uncertainty of his situation, coupled with the early exposure to war in Iraq, has left Yusif disengaged with his education in Syria, and he struggles to attend school.

Available since: Wed 22 Aug 2012

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Syrian School Changing Schools

1/5 Iraqi refugee Yusif must start to overcome his deep-seated fear of loud bangs.

First broadcast: 10 Feb 2010

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