NEW YORK (Dec 19, 2014) -The Emergency Student Fund of the Institute of International Education (IIE) has awarded grants to 43 Syrian students on U.S. college and university campuses who face urgent financial need due to the on-going conflict in Syria. These grants are made possible by the DC-based Al Waref Institute with technical support from the U.S. Department of State and generous financial support from leading Syrian businessman Moutaz Al Khayyat, who shares IIE’s commitment of helping Syrian students to remain enrolled in their U.S. degree programs so they will be better prepared to assist their country in the future.
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My home country, Syria, has suffered greatly over the past five years from a conflict that shows no sign of an end. Over two hundred thousand deaths, the displacement of nearly half of the population, and the complete devastation of major cities are just few aspects of this unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Children were especially affected as millions of school-aged Syrian children lost access to their most basic needs, including education.