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Don’t Forget Us: Voices of Young Refugees and Migrants in Greece

Sophia Kousiakis, Anna James and Dana Benasuly, Norwegian Refugee Council & Mercy Corps   |   PDF

Since 2015 over one million people fleeing war, poverty and natural disaster in the Middle East, South Asia and East and West Africa have made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean in the hope of finding peace and a dignified life in Europe. At the height of the influx in 2015, the …

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Tracing pathways to higher education for refugees

Negin Dahya & Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Comparative Education - Routledge   |   PDF

In this paper, we explore the role of online social networks in the cultivation of pathways to higher education for refugees, particularly for women. We compare supports garnered in local and offline settings to those accrued through online social networks and examine the differences between women and men. The paper …

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Refugee Education: The Crossroads of Globalization

Sarah Dryden-Peterson , Educational Researcher   |   PDF

In this article, I probe a question at the core of comparative education—how to realize the right to education for all and ensure opportunities to use that education for future participation in society. I do so through examination of refugee education from World War II to the present, including …

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Planning For the Inclusion of Displaced Populations in the Education Sector: Preliminary Reflections


WHY AN E-FORUM ON EDUCATION FOR DISPLACED POPULATIONS? At the end of 2015, 65.3 million people were forcibly displaced, either as refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs), the highest number of displaced persons globally since the end of the Second World War. Measured against the world’s population of 7.4 billion, one in …

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Guide to Education in Emergencies Needs Assessments

Global Education Cluster, Global Education Cluster   |   PDF

The Guide to Education in Emergencies Needs Assessments is an initiative of the Global Education Cluster (GEC). It is an accompaniment to and provides a theoretical foundation for the Needs Assessment Package within the GEC’s Education Cluster Toolkit. The purpose of the Guide and Needs Assessment Package is to …

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Education for people and planet: Creating Sustainable Futures For All

Global Education Monitoring Report , UNESCO   |   PDF

The planet Earth is in a dire state. Natural resources have been overexploited. A significant loss of biodiversity is occurring while a massive rise of carbon levels is leading to climate change and associated extreme weather. Toxic substances are increasingly found in air, water, soil, and flora and fauna. The …

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Missing Out - Refugee Education in Crisis


Today, there are 16.1 million refugees worldwide under UNHCR’s mandate.1 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.2 Twenty years is more than an entire childhood, and represents a significant …

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Leaving no one behind: How far on the way to universal primary and secondary education?

UNESCO & UIS, Global Education Monitoring Report   |   PDF

With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries have promised to achieve universal completion of primary and secondary education by 2030. This paper, jointly released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, illustrates the magnitude of this challenge. Globally, 263 million children, adolescents …

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A common platform for education in emergencies and protracted crises - Evidence paper

Susan Nicolai et. al. , Overseas Development Institute   |   PDF

Conflict, natural disasters, epidemics and other crises clearly pose a serious threat to the prospects of achieving the new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for education (SDG4). Among some 462 million children aged 3-18 years living in 35 crisis affected countries, 75 million are in the most desperate need of educational support. While education …

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Community Based Psychosocial Guiding Principles

ACT Alliance, ACT Alliance   |   PDF

The ACT Psychosocial Support Working Group has developed guiding principles to assist ACT staff, consultants and volunteers in providing community-based psychosocial support work with countries around the world. Community-based Psychosocial Support adds a mental and social dimension to traditional humanitarian aid and has assumed considerable significance as a focus for …

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