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Sesame Street to Help Syrian Refugees

Last edited 20th December 2017

Sesame Street to Help Syrian Refugees

Characters from the children's television programme Sesame Street are going to be used to help teach children displaced by war in Syria.

The Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee have won a $100m (£75m) grant to help with the "toxic stress" on child refugees.

It will help children in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria

Jeffrey Dunn, head of Sesame Workshop, said Syria's refugee crisis was the "humanitarian issue of our time".

"This may be our most important initiative ever," he said.

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