Anjali Manivannan LF13 | Palestinian Refugee Children and Armed Conflict

This paper, titled "The Forgotten Children of Syria: Palestinian Refugee Children and Armed Conflict," explores the situation of Palestinian refugee children from Syria (“PRS”) who have been forced to seek sanctuary elsewhere in Syria or in neighboring states since hostilities began in 2011. It overviews life for PRS prior to the armed conflict, how the hostilities have impacted and displaced PRS, with particular focus on those displaced to Lebanon and Jordan, rights violations against PRS children in Syria and in their countries of refuge, particularly restrictions on access to education; and the potential long-term consequences of these violations, given the role of education in preserving Palestinian identity despite generations of displacement.