After A Child Refugee Was Seen Studying In The Trash, Officials Stepped In To Transform Her Life

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When a passer-by saw Syrian refugee Halime Cuma reading a book while sitting on a bag of trash, they made a quick video. Little did they imagine that the footage would go viral and spur the Turkish education ministry into action.

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Since 2011, conflict has torn the country of Syria apart. The civil war has seen the government and its supporters struggle against many enemies, who in some cases also fought each other. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that as many as 522,000 people have died in the brutal war, and many millions have been displaced.

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More than five-and-a-half million Syrians have been forced by the war to flee the country and become refugees. Many of these people have looked for safe harbor in Turkey, which neighbors Syria to the north.

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