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Save Syrian Schools

If Syrian children have no future, neither does the country

Save Syrian Schools is a collaboration between 11 organizations to demand justice for the attacks on schools and to help stop the killing of children in Syria.

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Map of School Bombings

Damascus & Suburbs
Year Number of Bombings
2017 7
2016 33
2015 40
2014 16
2013 35
2012 45
2011 0
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"I felt deep in my heart that something bad had happened."Ghada, 15 year old from Douma

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Case Studies


As part of the effort to document the egregious and likely unlawful nature of school attacks in Syria, Save Syrian Schools selected two sets of case studies or specific attacks to focus on. Explore a selection of case studies, analyzed from a legal perspective.

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Waiting for the Bus

Qutaiba and Raghad Al-Khuli are siblings. Their school in Homs was bombed and they had to flee their hometown due to the conflict. They are now refugees in Lebanon. Watch their story and learn about why they think education is so vital for their future.



Save Syrian Schools undertook direct interviews and focus group discussions with students, parents of students, teachers, school administrative staff, and local council members to investigate and understand the whole impact attacks on schools have on students and communities.


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