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