Category Archives: Refugees and displaced people

#EducationOnTheMove campaign – meet Richard

It’s back to school month in many countries around the world. Pencils, bags and reading lists are being compiled by some children, but not by all. Meet Richard, an asylum seeker from Chad. Aged 21 years, he left Chad after … Continue reading

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Hungarian university suspends education programmes for refugees and asylum seekers

Two weeks ago the Central European University (CEU) announced it was being forced to suspend its education programmes for refugees and asylum seekers because of new tax legislation that came into effect on August 24. The law implies a 25% … Continue reading

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An additional half a million more refugee children are out of school in 2017

UNHCR’s new education report out today, Turn the tide: Refugee education in crisis, makes for sober reading. By the end of 2017, there were more than 25.4 million refugees around the world, more than half of whom are children. The new data … Continue reading

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Only a quarter of Rohingya refugees’ education needs have been met

This time a year ago, the mass exodus of refugees began from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. But one year on and only a quarter of the funds requested by 11 partners to cover their education needs have been … Continue reading

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A teacher hero – making home-made desks for refugee children with disabilities

Rahman Hamdan is a teacher in an UNRWA school in Gaza who has made desks and chairs for children with disabilities. Often, physical barriers are enough for a child living with a disability to be turned away or to feel … Continue reading

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What does the final draft of the Global Compact for Migration say about education?

The final draft of the first intergovernmentally negotiated agreement on the governance of migration, the Global Compact for Migration, was released today. This is not a small feat given the vast divides in opinion on this issue around the world … Continue reading

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What education policies did European countries prioritize for migration in 2017?

Migration continues to be very high on the political agenda of high income countries. Europe is home to 30% of the total population of migrants. The Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2017, a monitoring tool that reviews policy developments … Continue reading

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