Refugee education in crisis: three standout statistics
Description: Opportunities to learn diminish greatly when children are forced to flee their homes and as they grow older, a troubling new report from UNHCR has found.
The report compares UNHCR data on refugee education with UNESCO data on global school enrolment. Only 50 per cent of refugee children have access to primary education, compared with a global average of more than 90 per cent. And as these children become older, the gap becomes a chasm: only 22 per cent of refugee adolescents attend secondary school compared to a global average of 84 per cent. At the higher education level, just one per cent of refugees attend university, compared to a global average of 34 per cent.
For more information:
• press release: http://www.unhcr.org/57d7d6f34
• multimedia report: http://www.unhcr.org/missingout
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18 May 2017
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