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Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Students Expelled

Human Rights Watch 1 April 2019

The Bangladeshi government has expelled scores of Rohingya refugee children from schools in southeast Bangladesh since late January 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Officials have ordered secondary schools near the refugee settlements in the Cox’s Bazar district to dismiss Rohingya students, who lack Bangladeshi citizenship.

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Rebuilding bombed schools in Yemen

Norwegian Refugee Council 22 March 2019

Millions have fled their homes. Landmines and airstrikes, combined with a lack of food and medical help, are putting 24 million lives at risk. Amid conflict, hunger and cholera, we delivered aid to over 800,000 Yemenis last year.

Together with UNICEF, the NRC recently built a new school with ten classrooms next to the ruins of the old one. In Yemen, they make sure children living amid conflict can still access school. In southern Yemen alone, they’ve rehabilitated 30 schools and built 110 temporary learning spaces. the NRC also distribute school materials, equip learning spaces, train teachers and organise school meals.

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Education projects ease Syrian children integration into Turkish society

Daily Sabah 21 March 2019

Hosting the largest number of Syrian refugees, Turkey provides multidimensional education programs for Syrian children to help ease their transition into the schooling system

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Emergency Plan for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela Launched

IOM 14 December 2018

Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities. This effort is coordinated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration.

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Un réfugié sur deux dans le monde n’a pas accès à l’éducation

La Croix 8 October 2018

Ils sont Soudanais, Birmans, Palestiniens, Afghans, Congolais ou Syriens. Ils ont fui la guerre, les persécutions ciblées, abandonnant leur maison, leur école, leurs camarades, leurs habitudes, dans les pas de leurs parents. Ils ont obtenu le statut protecteur de réfugié, qui leur garantit en principe le droit à l’éducation. « Le réfugié aura les mêmes droits qu’un national en matière d’éducation publique et d’assistance publique », rappellent les articles 22 et 23 de la Convention sur les réfugiés datant de 1951.

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Education desperately needed for refugees in Cox’s Bazar

Myanmar Times 27 August 2018

Twelve months after the humanitarian nightmare began to unfold in northern Rakhine, the UK renews its call on the international community to prioritise long-term support, especially access to education, for the Muslim refugees living in the camps in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, UNICEF warns that investment in education is “desperately needed” to avert a “long generation” of refugee children.

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‘Lost generation’ looms for Rohingya refugee children without education

Saudi Gazette 23 August 2018

Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a “lost generation,” the United Nations said on Thursday, a year after Myanmar’s army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country.

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

GEM Report 23 August 2018

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 provided: US$11.7 million of $47.3 million.

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Despite conflict and lack of teachers, education lures displaced families home in Libya

Theirworld 8 August 2018

Thousands of people who fled ongoing violence said their children’s schooling was a major factor in their decision to return.

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Support family or go to school? Rohingya refugee teen juggles competing demands

PBS Newshour 6 July 2018

On a cold, gray Saturday morning last winter, Salamat Khan Bin Jalil Khan sat behind the wheel of his battered 1995 Honda Civic and warmed up the sputtering engine for his 22-mile trip to work.

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Six months on: New report reveals extent of fear and distress experienced by Rohingya children who f

Save the Children 24 February 2018

Wild elephants and snakes, violent men lurking in the forest and human traffickers on the prowl during the night. These are among the most pressing fears identified by Rohingya children who fled fighting in Myanmar to Bangladesh, according to a new report launched today by Save the Children, World Vision and Plan International to coincide with the six month mark of the crisis.

In one of the most comprehensive analyses to date of life in the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in southern Bangladesh, “Childhood Interrupted” details the wide-ranging daily challenges and fears faced by refugee children, many of whom reported witnessing brutal violence, killing of family members or their homes being burnt to the ground in Myanmar.

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Repatriation delay jeopardizes future of 100,000 Rohingya schoolchildren

Dhaka Tribune 18 February 2018

Bangladesh has not taken any steps to help the children continue their studies. Thousands of Rohingya children, who fled to Bangladesh from the Rakhine state to save their lives, are staring at a bleak future as chances for them to resume their schooling appear slim.

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UNICEF offers education programmes for refugee children to stay on track

The Jordan Times 6 February 2018

While most children get back on their routines after the winter break, 14-year-old Syrian refugee Nizar strives to return to school while working to support his family.

“I love it — I do love school, and I miss it so much,” he told The Jordan Times during a visit to the Makani centre in Sweileh, where he shared his struggle to continue his education after fleeing the Syrian conflict with his family.

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Uganda: The Refugee School Out Performing Government Schools

East African Business Week 4 December 2017

In Kyangwali refugee Camp in Hoima District, Western Uganda is COBURWAS Primary School, a refugee school that out performs government and other private schools in Uganda at the national exams (Uganda Primary school leaving Examinations). The school whose students are mostly refugees living in Uganda was set up by Joseph Munyambanza born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and colleagues who Fled to Uganda when they were still young (he was six).

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Africa’s future depends on education

Deutsche Welle 27 November 2017

The population of Africa is expected to quadruple in the next 80 years. The young especially need prospects for the future – and quality education. Brussels is hoping this will ease the pressure to migrate to Europe.

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