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Are you a student looking for scholarships, online and language learning opportunities? PEER recognizes the importance of higher education for students affected by crises and strives to help you continue your studies. Click below to start browsing through the PEER database and find the right opportunity for you!
According to the UNHCR, only 1% of the 65 million forcibly displaced people enter or reenter higher education. Armed conflicts around the world have created academic emergencies leaving thousands of students seeking for opportunities to continue their higher education. Connect to PEER and feature your university’s opportunity to help displaced and refugee students or search the PEER university directory to identify other universities working in this field.
Organizations around the world are taking action to assist students affected by crises. Hundreds of organizations offer scholarships, online and language learning opportunities. If your organization is one of them or if you offer other services and resources for displaced and refugee students, connect to the PEER community and learn more about our initiative, or search the PEER organization directory to identify other organizations working in this field.
Written by Sixtine Berquist. Published on July 2, 2018. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has faced decades of violence, leading to the displacement of Congolese citizens. Yet, the crisis has remained largely unnoticed by the international community as its effects remain within the African continent. The current crisis took hold in the 1990s when the DRC was internationally recognized as Zaire and governed by President Mobutu Sese Seko. As the Rwandan genocide subsided in 1994, many Rwandan refugees and Hutu militia continued to flee into Zaire.
Written by Katherine Miller. Published on June 25, 2018. Prior to the secession of South Sudan in 2011, Sudan was the largest African country, with a land area that marked the country as the 15th largest in the world. The origins of the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan are complex, and partly date back to the colonial era when Sudan's former British rulers gave the north power over the unified country. South Sudan’s population is mostly Christian, while Sudan is predominantly Muslim and Arab.