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UNHCR urges more support to boost refugee access to tertiary education

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Only three per cent of refugees have access to higher education, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. In its “Refugee Student Voices: Refugee Students In Higher Education” report released this week, UNHCR is calling for critical support to scale up existing programs and to help secure futures.

Transforming Lives Through Artolution

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NBC New York
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We all know how impactful art can be. Jordyn Rolling catches up with the people behind Artolution, an organization that is using interactive murals to transform lives.

World Leaders Pledge a Record US$216 Million to Education Cannot Wait During United Nations General Assembly

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The global fund for education in emergencies surpasses half-a-billion dollar milestone in resources mobilized to reach children and youth left furthest behind in crises. World leaders today committed to expanding access to inclusive quality education for girls and boys caught up in the world’s worst humanitarian crises with US$216 million in pledges for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fun

World Leaders Pledge a Record US$205 Million to Education Cannot Wait During United Nations General Assembly

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Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
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The global fund for education in emergencies surpasses half-a-billion dollar milestone in resources mobilized to reach children and youth left furthest behind in crises. World leaders today committed to expanding access to inclusive quality education for girls and boys caught up in the world’s worst humanitarian crises with US$205 million in pledges for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fun

UN Refugee Chief Touts Focus on Education in New Approach to Lasting Problem

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Efforts to provide education for refugees have been transformed by the impact of millions fleeing Syria since 2011, according to Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Speaking ahead of the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York, the commissioner highlighted the gap between education for refugees and settled citizens. Drawing on figures compiled by the charity Save

Children in Crisis Want Education More than Money, Food or Water

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Save the Children
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Children overwhelmingly identify education as their top priority at times of crisis, a new report by Save the Children shows today. Education Against the Odds provides the largest analysis of what children – rather than aid planners – say they need during humanitarian emergencies. The report’s surprising findings reveal children are more than twice as likely to rank going to school as their top

Sidewalk School Aims To Give Migrant Kids A Sense of Stability

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NPR
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It's back-to-school time on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, and in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico, migrant children are attending a different kind of classroom. Volunteers have created a pop-up school on a downtown sidewalk in hopes of giving the kids some sense of stability.

UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM urge European states to boost education for refugee and migrant children

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UNHCR
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Three UN agencies are calling on European States to increase resources and practical support for their school systems to ensure all refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children can access and stay in quality education. In a briefing paper published today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, detail the obs

New UNHCR program aims to close the refugee education gap

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Taipei Times
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Education, especially secondary schooling, provides a route to economic self-sufficiency and a way to regain a sense of purpose and dignity after displacement Nowadays, making an investment — whether in shares, bonds, property, gold, lottery tickets or the latest start-up — is quick and easy, but when it comes to investments in people, the dividends are not always as clear, nor is the means by wh

Cameroon's Conflict Keep Schools Shut

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BBC
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Schoolchildren have become pawns in the fierce conflict between Cameroon's mainly French-speaking government and separatist fighters demanding independence for the country's English-speaking heartlands. The separatists are enforcing a lockdown across cities, towns and villages in the North-West and South-West regions to ensure schools remain shut for a fourth academic year in a row.