Damage is seen inside ‘Syria, The Hope’ school on the outskirts of the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town, in Idlib province – REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
CAIRO – 16 July 2017: The Global Campaign against Qatar’s Financing of Terrorism has prepared a dossier on the violations committed by al-Assad regime and the Qatari government against educational institutions in Syria for submission to UNESCO, Gulf News reported on Saturday.
Yusuf Omar, official spokesman for the campaign, made the announcement during the inauguration of an art exhibition in Vienna that showcases paintings by Syrian refugee children.
The dossier says terrorists groups, financed by Qatar, in the conflict areas in some Syrian towns and villages, led to shutting down and destroying several schools and educational institutions, the matter which deprives millions of Syrian students of their rights to receive a proper education.
“The Qatari government’s funding of terrorist groups in conflict zones in several Syrian towns and villages has led to the closure and demolition of a large number of schools and educational institutions,” Omar said. “This deprived millions of Syrian students from their education.”
Some of the paintings, according to Omar, depicted the negative impact of depriving children the right to education, caused by terrorist groups financed by the Qatari regime and the systematic practices of al-Assad regime.
The dossier will be submitted to UNESCO in order to shed the light on such issue to put an end to the violation committed by Qatar through financing terrorism in Syria, therefore, prolonging the war there.
On the sidelines of the art exhibition, a seminar was organized to highlight the right of Syrian citizens to receive education, the international law and UNESCO’s role in protecting students’ rights to get educated during war times.