NLG Champion, Muzoon Al-Mellehan was interviewed by UN News
As Syria enters its tenth year in war, Muzoon shares her experience and continues to advocate for Syrian children to access education.
No Lost Generation champion, Muzoon Al-Mellehan, recently gave an interview to United Nations News where she shared her experience and her thoughts as we are entering ten years of conflict in Syria.
Muzoon was 14 years old when her family was forced to leave Syria. Like millions of children, her life drastically changed when her country entered into war. Her and her family took refuge in Jordan, where they lived in Za'atari and Azraq camps. In this interview, she explains seeing many children loosing hope in the camps. While there, she decided to advocate for children's rights and especially for their access to education. When families are in distress and lack the basic commodities, education is not always a priority.
Now living in the UK, she sounds the alarm about the situation of Syrians and calls on the international community to urgently address their needs, as many do not have access to a shelter, to clean water and electricity and suffer heavily from the winter conditions.
She is now studying international politics at university where she continues to promote education for children, and especially for girls, as a UNICEF GoodWill Ambassador.
Read the full interview of Muzoon with UN News in Arabic here.