With more and more children forced to leave their homes, over half of the world’s school-aged refugees are now out of education, the United Nations refugee agency said in a new report released on Wednesday.
UNRWA, the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, says it will be able to open the schools it operates for the coming academic term. However, with the Agency still struggling to cope with the US decision to cut funding by $300 million, the prospect beyond September are still very uncertain. UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness spoke with UN News.
Hundreds of migrant children are getting the chance to go to school in Indonesia’s third city as part of a groundbreaking deal with the UN Migration Agency, IOM announced on Wednesday. UN News’s Michelle Kusuma spoke with IOM spokesperson Paul Dillon.
Three youth activists from India, Kenya and Sierra Leone on Friday delivered a petition signed by 1.5 million of their peers to the United Nations Secretary-General that calls for more investment in education.