12 September 2017 – Over 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, according to a report published by the United Nations refugee agency, which is calling for education to be a vital component of humanitarian response.

 

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15 November 2012 - Emmanuel has had a terrible start in life: aged just three days old, he is already an orphan and a refugee in an area that lacks any sign of a lasting peace.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2012 07:30

EDUCATION: Online learning inspires refugees

 

Sanky Kabeya, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has spent half of his 24 years in Dzaleka refugee camp in central Malawi. He attended primary and secondary school in the camp but, after graduating, his dream of furthering his education seemed an impossible one.

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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 08:13

SOUTH AFRICA: Refugee children miss out on school

 

In the inner-city Johannesburg neighbourhood of Berea, where a large proportion of residents are refugees and asylum-seekers, it is not uncommon to see children playing football in the street or killing time at one of the local parks on a weekday. Judith Manjoro, an out-of-work teacher from Zimbabwe, teamed up with some other community workers two years ago to quiz the children about why they were not in school.

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After months of living in a refugee camp in Liberia, a 17-year-old Ivorian girl is told her family has been located. She can return home.

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On Sunday, 33 unaccompanied children departed from Tunisia's Shousha refugee camp to Norway as part of their resettlement process.

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At Ifo trading centre, a short distance from northeastern Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex, Hawa*, a teenage girl, sits in a dark room on an old jerry can holding a small bunch of fresh khat, a mild stimulant, ostensibly for sale.

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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards to whom quoted text may be attributed at the press briefing, on 2 September 2011, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
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At the age of 15, Nestor Tata watched rebel soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) kill his father and not long afterwards came home from school to find the murdered body of his mother. With no siblings or anyone else to turn to, he took his parent’s savings from their hiding place under a mattress, packed a small bag and fled.

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011 06:36

Child Rights at the Borders

 

In the last two years, a rising number of unaccompanied and separated children asylum seekers have braved the risky passage to the European Union (EU) for the chance of settling into a new life.

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