Euan Duncan

Education puts refugees on the ‘journey to hope’

Millions of children who have fled war and conflict are now missing out on vital learning. Our schools can help, but they need support, writes one union leader

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With war, conflict and political turmoil chasing ordinary people from their homes, good-quality education is crucial to help forcibly displaced people to rebuild their lives. While education is not the only solution, there is definitely no solution without it – but there are significant challenges to refugees accessing education.

Why is it a crisis? The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently reported that there were around 65.3 million forcibly displaced people globally, a third of whom were considered to be refugees (bit.ly/UNCHRfigs). About half of the ...

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