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Malala urges support to educate Syria refugee children

Published on Feb 20, 2014 1:21 AM
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai (right), who survived being shot in the head by the Taleban, walks alongside Syrian refugee Mazoon Rakan after attending a press conference at the Zaatri refugee camp, near the Jordanian border with Syria, on Feb 18, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

AMMAN (AFP) - Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taleban, urged the world on Wednesday to help Syrian refugee children receive a proper education.

"There are still so many girls and children who cannot go to school," Malala said as she visited a school in northern Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp.

"I think the whole community outside, the international community, should help these children," she said in a video posted on the website of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR.

"They (the children) say they want to get an education because they want a bright future and all have dreams. Someone wants to become a doctor, someone wants to become an engineer and someone wants to become a journalist."

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