Refugees and internally displaced people are those forced to flee their homes. There are 65.3 million people worldwide who have been forced from their homes and about half of them are children. This causes huge numbers of children to miss out on being able to go to school.

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Refugees and Vulnerable Children in Lebanon

Refugees and Vulnerable Children in Lebanon

Theirworld has been working in Lebanon to expand access to education through research, advocacy and campaigning, tackling the impact of the conflict in Syria which has left more than one million refugee children out of school.
Education for Refugees in Turkey

Education for Refugees in Turkey

The aim of Theirworld's pilot projects in Turkey are to identify cost-effective interventions to get around the economic, cultural and language barriers that prevent Syrian refugees from getting an education.


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Refugees and internally displaced people

Refugees and internally displaced children often do not have access to education or schools. This page defines the difference between refugees and internally displaced people, and describes several ways they may be supported.

Technology and education

Technology offers new learning opportunities for everyone - and children must be learning the digital skills needed for future jobs.


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Early Childhood Development in Conflict and Protracted Crisis (June 2016)

Young children caught up in conflicts or crises may spend years displaced from their homes. This briefing explains how early childhood development services are crucial.

Scaling up to Reach One Million Syrian Refugees (September 2015)

This report looked at the issue of getting one million Syrian refugee children into school - and how better responses, financing and coordination could scale up the efforts to help them.

Ensuring Educational Opportunity for All Syrian Refugee Children and Youth in Turkey (September 2015)

This 2015 report looked at ways of helping Turkey to provide quality education for the massive influx of Syrian refugee children.

Dutch Postcode Lottery Awards Theirworld €1.35m for Emergency Covid-19 Education on the Greek Islands

June 16, 2020 &emdash; Theirworld, the global children’s education charity, has been awarded €1.35 million ($1.53 million) to fund emergency education for thousands of refugee children on the Greek islands during the Covid-19 epidemic, in partnership with Education Cannot Wait, a global fund for education in emergencies.