Missing Out - Refugee Education in Crisis

Today, there are 16.1 million refugees worldwide under UNHCR’s mandate. More than half are children, and six million are of primary and secondary school-going age. The average length of time a refugee spends in exile is about 20 years.

Twenty years is more than an entire childhood, and represents a significant portion of a person’s productive working years. Given this sobering picture, it is critical that we think beyond a refugee’s basic survival. Refugees have skills, ideas, hopes and dreams. They face huge risks and challenges, but – as we saw exemplified in the inspiring achievements of the Refugee Olympic Team – they are also tough, resilient and creative, with the energy and drive to shape their own destinies, given the chance.

معلومات عن المصدر

نوع المورد

Report

منشور

نشره

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

الموضوعات

Adolescents and Youth
Advocacy
Refugees