No more excuses: Provide education to all forcibly displaced people

This policy paper shows why it is crucial that three key education issues are tackled: The right of forcibly displaced people to education is being neglected on a wide scale, and efforts to redress this situation face significant challenges. Among refugees, only 50% of children are in primary school and only 25% of adolescents are in secondary school. Access to quality education should be provided to all internally displaced and refugee children and youth from the onset of an emergency and into long-term displacement. Countries and their humanitarian and development partners must urgently ensure that internally displaced, asylum seeking and refugee children and youth are included in national education plans, and collect better data to monitor their situation.

Resource Info

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Advocacy Statement


Published by

UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
GEM Reports


Forced Displacement