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Middle East Wealthy Qatar, a backer of Syria's armed rebels, makes room for child refugees

The school uses the Syrian curriculum so that if and when the conflict ends, displaced children can easily resume their education in Syria.

By Elizabeth DickinsonCorrespondent / April 13, 2014

Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters

On the outskirts of Doha in the neighborhood of Al Duhail, a weathered Free Syria flag flaps in the breeze. Inside a high-walled compound, Abdulqader al-Khatib sits with perfect posture behind his wooden desk. He is the principal of a new school in a dusty quarter most Qataris never visit, where 600 Syrian students are trying to restart their lives.