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UK: Syrians face uncertainty as funding dries up

Syrian students at UK universities say they are facing an “impossible situation” as funding for their studies dries up and some institutions are unable to cover the shortfall. Many fear that they will be unable to complete their studies and even sent home, where they could face torture or assassination.

IIE collaborates to mobilise US$5m for Syrians

The Institute of International Education has collaborated with the Illinois Institute of Technology and newly founded non-profit organisation Jusoor to raise funds for Syrian higher education students and scholars affected by the ongoing conflict in their home country. The funding will be channelled into funds that help both Syrian students abroad, and scholars at risk in Syria.

Malaysia evacuates 107 students, Syria

107 Malaysian students have been evacuated from Syria after the country’s 17-month old uprising intensified in Damascus last week. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said the students had been flown home in batches on Thursday and Friday while 15 had left of their own accord. Ironically, eight chose to stay.

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