Educating Refugee Children in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan
(New York) – Human Rights Watch has created a dedicated webpage on access to education for Syrian refugee children, whose school year begins this month, in advance of the New York summits on the global refugee and migration crisis. In addition to the latest Human Rights Watch findings, statistics, and recommendations, the webpage contains numerous links to videos and photos for journalistic use.
Persons of concern received NFIs from UNHCR
Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement
Non-Syrians with specific needs have been referred for assistance
Non-Syrian refugees and asylum-seekers provided with legal counselling
Officials and humanitarians trained by UNHCR on international protection
During visit to Ankara, Filippo Grandi says he will continue to advocate for more international backing, including increased funding and refugee resettlement.
By: Melissa Fleming | 1 September 2016
ANKARA, Turkey – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi expressed his commitment to bolster UNHCR’s support for Turkey’s refugee assistance and protection system on Thursday, the final day of a two-day visit.
In this March, 28 EU Member reached a consensus to make an agreement with Turkey on the refugee policy that the refugees hit the Greek illegally by sea will be repatriated to Turkey. It highlighted the problem of overburdened refugees. According to the UN refugee agency UNHCR data, Turkey currently has up to 2.73 million refugees and becomes the country receiving the most Syrian refugees. A long-term project to stabilize the life and peace of mind of the refugees has been urgent.
Migrant children and refugees living precariously outside camps
Action needed to tackle child labour, encourage school attendance and improve the precarious living conditions of those outside refugee camps in Turkey
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 28 July 2016
The EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey bringing the total amount mobilised to more than €2 billion to finance actions in the field of health, education, socio-economic support as well as humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees
Workshop on Non-Formal and Informal Education held for key stakeholders
Turkish students and Syrian refugees are educated together at Istoc Primary School which was visited recently by Theirworld
Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugee children than any other country - more than 700,000 of them.
But 400,000 are out of school and a lack of funding means they will still be shut out of the education system when the new school year starts in less than 100 days.
Brussels, 30 June 2016
The European Commission has today proposed to mobilise an additional €1.4 billion in support for refugees in Turkey, with a view of raising the total amount allocated under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey to €2 billion by the end of July.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 22 June 2016
The EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis launched new projects worth more than €200 million to support refugees who are fleeing the war in Syria and their overstretched host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
Ankara, 11 June 2016 - On the eve of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, UNICEF expressed deep concern about the numbers of Syrian children who are engaged in child labour in Turkey.
Sami was nervous at first, but his voice grew steady as he described how he fled his home in Aleppo to start a new life in Gaziantep, Turkey.
“We had to leave everything behind and say goodbye to the city we love,” he said. “At first, I wasn’t sad because I did not realize that we would not be returning, and I didn’t know how hard it would be. It was difficult for me to start a new life in this city – I missed my home, I often felt alone, and it was difficult to make new friends."
Patrick Kingsley in south-east Turkey
Vast numbers of young Syrians in Turkey and beyond are having to work instead of going to school
Hamza sits at a sewing machine in a gloomy warehouse in southern Turkey, where he works 12 hours a day, six days a week. The Syrian can perform most of the roles on the assembly line: he knows how to mould leather into the shape of a shoe, or attach its sole with glue. Today Hamza threads its different parts together with the machine, and his boss looks on approvingly.
The European Commission has announced new funding worth €50 million to support humanitarian projects addressing the immediate needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. The announcement confirms the Commission's commitment to accelerate the implementation of the 'Facility for Refugees in Turkey'.
ANKARA, Turkey, April 4 (UNHCR) – Shehab, a 22-year-old Syrian student, poses proudly in front of a statue of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, at the entrance to Haceteppe University in Ankara.
A refugee from the city of Aleppo, he is in the second year of a health sciences degree course and is the recipient of a German-funded DAFI scholarship.
The Syrian civil, which started in 2011, has been going on for over the last three years continues with increasing intensity. Before the civil war, Syria had a population of over 20 million, now half of them require some form of humanitarian assistance. In this time period, 6.5 million Syrians are internally displaced and 3 million of them applied for refugee status in neighboring countries.
Aleppo, Idlib (March 10th, 2016) – On March 15th, the war in Syria enters its sixth year. This conflict has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, impacting enormously on the lives of all Syrian people and particularly those of the children. An entire generation of Syrian children has seen only war in their lives. Most of them have been deprived of a proper education. Since the start of the conflict more than 4,000 schools, one in four in the country, have had to close as a direct result of the violence.
The Syria Crisis was highlighted by students and higher education experts meeting to discuss the recognition of higher education qualifications for refugees.
Refugees and displaced persons face special challenges in respect of access to education, one of which is the assessment and recognition of qualifications and access where documentation is missing or incomplete.