This blog was previously posted on the Education Out Loud website.
For the ninth year in a row, the number of forcibly displaced people set new records. In fact, 1 in every 95 people worldwide is now forcibly displaced as a result of conflict, violence and persecution, and rapidly increasing numbers of people experience displacement as a result of climate change.
Children of displaced families face serious obstacles in their education, such as learning loss, discrimination in school, language barriers and poverty. Refugee and displaced children are some of the most likely to drop out of school.
“The consequences of displacement on children’s education are wide-reaching and enormous. As conflicts and negative impacts of climate change increase, working to ensure education in vulnerable areas affected by displacement is a key concern for Education Out Loud and many of our partners,” says Lars Udsholt, Global Program Manager of Education Out Loud.
In fact, 41% of the many national education coalitions supported by Education Out Loud work with member organizations representing internally displaced persons and refugees.
In addition, the intersection between displacement and other forms of vulnerability and marginalization is a key issue for two of the transnational civil society alliances supported by Education Out Loud.