Education and displaced populations: with not for

Joseph Munyambanza, a refugee from the DRC, started teaching fellow refugees in Uganda in his early teens, whilst studying at secondary school. In his keynote speech in Berlin, at “Education for a better future – creating prospects for displaced populations”, he described how he had joined with other refugee youth in his camp to form… Read more


UNHCR statistical yearbook 2014

This report highlights that by end-2014, 59.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence, or human rights violations. This is 8.3 million persons more than the previous year (51.2 million). An estimated 13.9 million individuals were newly displaced due to conflict or persecution in 2014. This includes 11.0 million… Read more


Listening to the voices of the displaced: lessons learned

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are the best placed to articulate their needs and evaluate the national, regional and international responses to those needs, but most decisions on situations of internal displacement still do not sufficiently reflect their thinking. The purpose of this report is to make better known how IDPs view the major issues affecting… Read more


Barriers and bridges: access to education for internally displaced children

Of the more than 27 million children estimated to lack access to education in emergency situations, substantial numbers are internally displaced. For these children not only is their educational development denied but they are deprived of other important benefits as well. This paper examines barriers to education for internally displaced children, such as lack of… Read more


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