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1,597 kmfrom home
“I had to stop my education last year, but now I’m back to school."
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Syrian Arab Republic

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Forced to leave his home and school behind in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, 10-year-old Hamza is now staying with his family at an Accommodation Centre in Greece.

“I had to stop my education last year, but now I’m back to school. I hope to become a pilot one day. I speak English but I have to study more,” says Hamza. He attends classes in a primary school in Greece and adds: “Going to school is always nice!”

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), thanks to European Commission funding, is ensuring the safe transportation of pupils from the Accommodation Centers to schools and has equipped them with school kits, notebooks, pens, pencils and other necessary school material. The education program is part of the “Multi-sectoral assistance to and protection of migrants and refugees stranded in Greece” scheme.

Story by IOM office in Greece.

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