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Girls’ Education and Refugees: Interview with Malala Yousafzai

Harvard Political Review 13 December 2018

Malala Yousafzai is a 21 year old female education activist and the youngest Nobel Prize Laureate. From the Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan, she was shot by the Taliban for her activism. On her sixteenth birthday, Malala spoke at the United Nations, calling for education accessibility. She is the author of I am Malala, an autobiography.

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Lebanon: Stalled Effort to Get Syrian Children in School

Human Rights Watch 13 December 2018

The number of Syrian refugee children enrolled in school in Lebanon has stalled at the same inadequate levels as in the 2017-2018 school year, Human Rights Watch said today.

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The will to learn: how education helps save young refugee lives

IRC 13 December 2018

Dalal, 18, wears her best dress, green dotted with tarnished gold beads. She and her friends sit close together on the concrete floor of a tent in a temporary settlement in Akkar, Lebanon, not far from the Syrian border.

Life drastically changed for Dalal and the other young women after fleeing the conflict in Syria. They are among the 13.5 million people displaced by this devastating war, now in its eighth year. Around 1.5 million refugees are in Lebanon and half of them live in extreme poverty. Seventeen percent live in tented settlements like this one.

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Mahali Pop-Up Lab Addresses Education in Conflict

Harvard Graduate School of Education 12 December 2018

Student group Education in Emergencies will co-host a hackathon around the education issues of Syrian refugees in Jordan on campus on December 14–15.

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EAA initiative to ensure refugee children getting equal opportunities to learn

Gulf Times 11 December 2018

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation announced plans to build a global consensus on recognising the academic credentials of migrants and refugee children at the 2018 Global Education Meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

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A right to education: Saving Syrian refugee children from becoming a lost generation

The New Arab 11 December 2018

As the war in Syria continues, with fighting in the countryside of Hama and Idlib and in the province of Deir az-Zour, political and financial elites circle the remains of Syria.

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UN seeks $5.5 bn to help countries hosting Syria refugees

France 24 11 December 2018

The United Nations and aid partners on Tuesday said they need $5.5 billion to support countries hosting millions of Syrian refugees, including a million babies born in displacement.

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Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities

Relief Web 10 December 2018

Addis Ababa, 10 December 2018: A project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities in Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions in Ethiopia has been launched. Part of a US$15 million two-year investment in refugee education in Ethiopia by Education Cannot Wait, the project will construct three new inclusive model secondary schools, 41 classrooms in eight secondary schools, and 84 classrooms in four primary schools. About 12,000 children from refugee camps and the surrounding host communities - half of them girls – are expected to benefit.

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The LEGO Foundation Awards $100 million to Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop 5 December 2018

The LEGO Foundation Awards $100 million to Sesame Workshop to Bring the Power of Learning through Play to Children Affected by the Rohingya and Syrian Refugee Crises

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Sesame Workshop just got another $100 Million to bring Muppets to refugee kids

Fast Company 5 December 2018

In late 2017, Sesame and the International Rescue Committee earned an initial $100 million grant by winning the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change competition to create programming specifically designed for Middle Eastern refugees from conflict zones in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria.


Now the Lego Foundation just gave Sesame Workshop another $100 million, doubling its funding for the project. The grant will allow Sesame to intensify its current work creating positive, play-based educational interventions for kids impacted by the Syrian conflict, and expand the program to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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Children Living in Central African Republic’s Displacement Camps Find a Pathway to Education

Africa 11 November 2018

Jospin is a 13-year-old boy living in the Kaga Bandoro Internal Displacement Camp in the Central African Republic (CAR). He came here almost four years ago by foot with his mother, father and seven brothers and sisters. Like many of the 680,000 people who have been displaced by wide-scale uptick in violence in CAR, Jospin had never been to school.

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Iran’s support for refugee students unnoticed, says minister

Tehran Times 11 November 2018

Bat’haei made the remarks in his opening speech at the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) meeting of the Secretaries General of Member States’ National Commissions kicked off in the city of Shiraz on Sunday, November 11.

“International agencies’ financial support for Iran to provide these students with proper education is inadequate and this is while annually more than 400,000 foreign national students are studying at schools in Iran.”

It’s been more than 4 decades that Iran is playing host to refugees, Bat’haei said, adding that, due to persistent conflicts in the region many refugee children are suffering from mental and physical disorders and ministries of health and education are jointly collaborating to offer these children good medical care.

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Children Living in Central African Republic’s Displacement Camps Find a Pathway to Education

Relief Web 8 November 2018

Jospin is a 13-year-old boy living in the Kaga Bandoro Internal Displacement Camp in the Central African Republic (CAR). He came here almost four years ago by foot with his mother, father and seven brothers and sisters. Like many of the 680,000 people who have been displaced by wide-scale uptick in violence in CAR, Jospin had never been to school.

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Despite funding crisis, Palestine refugee students can end the school year: UNRWA

Relief Web 8 November 2018

The Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) will most likely be able to keep its schools open for Palestine refugee students until the end of the school year in 2019.

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School access helps integrate migrant children in Greece

Info Migrants 6 November 2018

A recent study by the International Organisation for Migration in Greece showed that access to regular education has helped social inclusion for migrant and refugee children.

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