Latest News

Global Leaders Call for Action for Young Refugees in the Face of a Growing Education Crisis

Originally published by Education Above All and reprinted with permission.

At today's World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, hosted and attended by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, the chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, world leaders called for action to help young refugees and internally displaced youths.

Jordan Switches on World's Largest Solar Plant in Refugee Camp

Originally published by Reuters and reprinted with permission.

LONDON/ZAATARI, Jordan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jordan has switched on the world’s largest solar plant inside a refugee camp, providing renewable energy to nearly 80,000 Syrians, the United Nations refugee agency said on Monday. Read more.

Comics Take a Candid Look at Refugee Lives

Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.

With the refugee crisis in Lebanon grinding on into its seventh year, Solidarités International—a French nongovernmental organization whose main work is providing safe water, hygiene and sanitation systems to settlements of displaced Syrians—found that it needed a new way to tell its story.

As “donor fatigue” set in, the organization saw that the usual forms of aid-agency public relations—press releases, documentary photography or videos—were not enough.

Australia Grants AU$30 million to UNICEF to Strengthen Access to Education for Vulnerable Children in Lebanon Over the Next Three Years

Originally published by Reliefweb and reprinted with permission.

The Government of Australia announced a $30 million (AUD) contribution to UNICEF over the next three years to increase access to quality education in public schools and strengthen the Lebanese education system through its support to Lebanon’s ‘Reaching All Children with Education’ (RACE II) strategy.

Refugee Code Week Educates 15,000 in Second Outing

Originally published by Tahawul Tech and reprinted with permission.

Jordanian minister of information and communication technology Majd Shweikeh has announced the successful conclusion of Refugee Code Week 2017.

The program integrates coding into educational curricula, referring promising participants to the ReBootKamp in Jordan for job placements.

Frugal MOOCs - The Future of Refugee Higher Education

Originally published by University World News and reprinted with permission.

There are 65.6 million people forcibly displaced to date. Conflicts in Syria and other parts of the globe have uprooted millions of people and placed them in unfamiliar locations, with often limited access and means to basic needs, one of which is access to education....

Warning Over Failure to Educate Syria's Young Refugees

Originally published by Times Higher Education and reprinted with permission.

Less than 6 per cent of Syrian refugees of university age currently displaced across the Middle East are enrolled in higher education, an expert on the region has warned.

Salam Said, a lecturer on the Arab economy, told a conference that countries neighbouring Syria had fallen well short of targets for the enrolment of refugees on degree courses.

Universities Urged to Offer Refugees Scholarships to Help Them Rebuild War-Torn Countries

Originally published by ABC and reprinted with permission.

Universities around the world are being urged to offer more scholarships to refugees.

At the Australian International Higher Education Conference in Hobart, attendees from more than 30 countries heard only 1 per cent of the world's 65 million refugees had a university degree.

Donors Fall Short on Aid for Refugee Education

Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.

Last year six governments promised hundreds of millions of dollars to help educate Syrian refugee children. Human Rights Watch investigated the progress of those donors in fulfilling their pledges and says it found large-scale discrepancies between what was promised and what was delivered.