Refugee children are five times less likely to attend school than other children. In this op-ed, Alice Albright, explains why refugee education is more than a moral duty – it is an investment in stability and long-term development.
Among the actions that need to happen to ensure refugees have access to quality education is that funding is multi-year and predictable. Encouragingly, countries are starting to include refugees in national planning documents. In 2016, Chad became the first country to receive funding from the GPE to support the education of refugees.
In this op-ed, Julia Gillard highlights the important role that the new Education Cannot Wait fund will play to help children facing violence, displacement, epidemic, social breakdown, hunger and prolonged crisis get access to and stay in school.
In this op-ed Julia Gillard says that conflict and fragility are among the most urgent global challenges and that the world needs a dedicated platform and financing mechanism that mobilizes new resources to secure education for children caught in the maelstrom of severe conflict and protracted crisis.