Category Archives: Refugees and displaced people

The Rohingya Children of Karachi

By Baela Raza Jamil, CEO Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) “Oh Allah I seek Refuge from Being Unlettered, Undocumented and Vulnerable- please protect and enable me to reach my potential.” Areeba is a Rohingya belonging to a migrant family from Myanmar. Her ancestors … Continue reading

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Making the most of World Refugee Day

It’s World Refugee Day, a vital moment for raising awareness of the challenges refugees face every day around the world. Refugees have existed since notions of empire and state took root: people who have been forcibly displaced from their home, … Continue reading

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Educating refugees: Old ways of working aren’t good enough

By Aaron Benavot, originally posted on Promising Practices for Refugee Education The plight of refugees is in the news every day, and not a moment too soon. Refugee children and adolescents suffer from having almost all of their rights taken … Continue reading

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Crowd sourcing solutions to the challenges of refugee education

By Joseph Nhan-O’Reilly, Head of Education Policy & Advocacy at Save the Children, Chair of the Global Book Alliance and a member of the Executive Committee of Education Cannot Wait.  Last week, UNESCO headquarters in Paris was abuzz with policy … Continue reading

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Learning on the run: using ICT for education in emergencies

Natural disasters, extreme weather, bombings and protracted armed conflict can destroy schools and undermine the normalcy of school life. Given the complexity of how education is impacted by emergencies, innovative solutions are needed to ensure that disruption to education is … Continue reading

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Education: how to keep the peace

Today, on the International Day of Peace, we should remember one key line taken from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: “There can be no sustainable development without peace, and no peace without sustainable development”. Stable peace, our latest Report … Continue reading

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Fighting Poverty and Hunger for Quality Education

By Salam Al-Nukta, youth advisor to the GEM Report The youth population is continuously increasing, and is estimated to reach 1.8 billion this year. Obviously, it is a large population of mass power. Yet, as we say goodbye to another … Continue reading

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