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Child refugees
Two years on and still waiting for justice - Why we cannot forget Rohingya children

13-year-old *Fatima is aware of the importance of school. She fled violence in Myanmar two years ago with nothing. She now lives in the world’s biggest refugee camp with her parents, two sisters...

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The border games: Standing up for refugee children on World Refugee Day

Today thousands of children around the world not only have to face the horrors of conflict which force them to leave behind their homes, but they also suffer a long and perilous journey in search...

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Scaling up education to transform the lives of Uganda’s refugee children 

Last year, Uganda launched its Education Response Plan for refugees and host communities – the first multi-year plan of its kind worldwide. It highlights how we can empower more than half a million...

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6,000 children reunited with families after years of separation in South Sudan

From the moment I boarded the flight to Bentiu in northern South Sudan, I knew it was going to be an emotional journey. I was part of a team travelling to meet five children who had been separated...

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UNESCO Global Education Monitoring report echoes our recommendations & data on refugee education

This year’s UNESCO Global Education Monitoring report Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls published today echoes numerous findings and recommendations we have been...

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Refugee education... Hear it from the teachers!

Even with no classroom, no books, no blackboard, or no chalk – if there is a good teacher, children will learn. ...

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Venezuelan migrant crisis: From Iraq to Colombia, human suffering is the same everywhere 

As I flew into Colombia, I couldn’t help but look back at the previous nine months I had spent in Iraq. Nine months of recording stories about people losing homes, limbs and loved ones....

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Uganda's new Education Response Plan launched for Africa’s biggest refugee crisis

The bell for class rings and 200 children clamber over each other to try and find a place to sit. Those who can’t find a place on the benches peer in through the open windows, trying to hear the...

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New "include" project launches to get children back into school

Photo: 'Team Up' activities carried out by War Child Holland...

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World Refugee Day: Four NGOs come together to get children back into school

"When I grow up I want to become a doctor, so that I’m able to support myself and my family.” ...

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“WHEN THE BUSES COME"

Co-written by Ahmed Bayram & Aliaa Awada...

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Here’s how we can guarantee education for every refugee child 

Despite promises to the contraryhalf of the world’s refugee children – 3.7 million – are not in school. It’s time to agree a plan backed by the necessary funding to give them all an education....

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