Azhar al Haidari, 47, center, is an Iraqi refugee in Damascus, Syria.  While her two daughters, Inam, left, and Mary, are excelling in school, their older brothers are illiterate because they've been out of class for so long.
Azhar al Haidari, 47, center, is an Iraqi refugee in Damascus, Syria. While her two daughters, Inam, left, and Mary, are excelling in school, their older brothers are illiterate because they've been out of class for so long. Hannah Allam / MCT
Azhar al Haidari, 47, center, is an Iraqi refugee in Damascus, Syria. While her two daughters, Inam, left, and Mary, are excelling in school, their older brothers are illiterate because they've been out of class for so long. Hannah Allam / MCT

Illiteracy increasing among Iraq's refugee children

December 12, 2007 6:00 AM