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International aid group says 3 million Syrian children not attending school because of war

  • In this picture taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Displaced Syrian boys and girl gather at their refugee camp during the visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres and U.N. Development Program Administrator Helen Clark, in Deir al-Ahmar village, near Baalbek city, east Lebanon. A report by the Britain-based Save the Children released Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    In this picture taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Displaced Syrian boys and girl gather at their refugee camp during the visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres and U.N. Development Program Administrator Helen Clark, in Deir al-Ahmar village, near Baalbek city, east Lebanon. A report by the Britain-based Save the Children released Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this picture taken on Thursday, May 29, 2014, Syrian refugee students sit in their classroom at a Lebanese public school where only Syrian students attend classes in the afternoon, in Kaitaa village in north Lebanon. A report by the Britain-based Save the Children released Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    In this picture taken on Thursday, May 29, 2014, Syrian refugee students sit in their classroom at a Lebanese public school where only Syrian students attend classes in the afternoon, in Kaitaa village in north Lebanon. A report by the Britain-based Save the Children released Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this picture taken on Thursday, May 29, 2014, a Syrian refugee student writes on the board in her classroom, at a Lebanese public school where only Syrian students attend classes in the afternoon, in Kaitaa village in north Lebanon. A report by the Britain-based Save the Children released Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    In this picture taken on Thursday, May 29, 2014, a Syrian refugee student writes on the board in her classroom, at a Lebanese public school where only Syrian students attend classes in the afternoon, in Kaitaa village in north Lebanon. A report by the Britain-based Save the Children released Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

An international aid group says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country.

The report by the Britain-based Save the Children adds that hundreds of thousands of displaced children are struggling to enroll for school in their host countries and in Syria.

The report released Thursday spotlights how Syria's conflict, now entering its fourth year, is denying a decent education to a generation of children, with consequences that may last for generations.

Within Syria, the report estimated that 3,465 schools, or one-fifth of the country's educational buildings, were either destroyed or damaged, or are being used for military purposes.

Syria's civil war has killed at least 190,000 people, according to the U.N. Nearly three million Syrians have fled the country.