Millions of dollars of aid money bound for Syrian child refugees has vanished, says Human Rights Watch (HRW).
A large chunk of that is likely to be from American taxpayers and others in the West.
(Schoolgirls just outside Damascus, Syria (Photo: SAMEER AL-DOUMY / AFP / Getty Images)
The money, pledged in 2016, was bound for schoolchildren living in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, but much of it never arrived, came late or remains untraceable because of “poor reporting practices.”
What is not clear from HRW’s 55-page report is whether the donor states paid out the money in full or whether some of the cash simply disappeared en route.
More than half-a-million children had no schooling last year in large part because there was insufficient money available to pay for their education.
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