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Displaced Syrians in Idlib hold classes in Roman ruins

Volunteers have made ancient ruins in the middle of a displacement camp in Idlib into classrooms for displaced women and children.
OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP via Getty Images

A Roman archaeological site dating to the 16th century AD in the Deir Hassan area north of Idlib has been made into an educational center, thanks to the efforts of one displaced woman. It offers classes for the camps’ children and women who wish to learn new skills and benefit from vocational training.

The site, the remains of an ancient fortress, a church and castle, is located in the midst of nearly 600 refugee camps housing hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians.

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