UNHCR / REFUGEE EDUCATION REPORT

Preview Language:   Original
03-Sep-2020 00:02:33
In a report released today, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), predicts that unless immediate and bold action is taken by the international community to beat back the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 on refugee education, the potential of millions of young refugees living in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities will be further threatened. UNHCR

Available Language: English
Type
Language
Format
Acquire
/
English
Other Formats
Description
STORY: UNHCR / REFUGEE EDUCATION REPORT
TRT: 2:33
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: NATS

DATELINE: FILE

SHOTLIST:

14 JULY 2019, QARABAGH KHAZANA DAR, AFGHANISTAN

1.Various shots, primary school class under a tree

3 AUGUST 2014, ERBIL, IRAQ

2.Various shots the classroom in Kawergosk Camp

AUGUST 2019, GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA

3.Aerial shot, Jewi refugee camp
4.Med shot, teacher broadcasting lessons over Radio Gargaar
5.Wide shot, teacher in studio
6.Various shots, students listening class over the radio and taking notes
7.Close up, teacher speaking in radio studio
8.Med shot, teacher in studio
9.Med shot, two girls following the class over radio
10.Close up, girl taking notes
11.Close up, girl’s face
12.Med shot, teacher in studio

MAY 2019, MONGOUMBA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

12..Close up, teacher leading class and pointing at board
13. Various shots, of students in a full classroom

FEBRUARY 2019, NYARUGUSU, TANZANIA

14. Tilt down, classrooms held under a tree
15. Various shots, children in outdoor classroom
16. Close up, child writing in notebook
17. Various shots, teacher marking notebooks

STORYLINE:

In a report released today (3 Sep), the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), predicts that unless immediate and bold action is taken by the international community to beat back the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 on refugee education, the potential of millions of young refugees living in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities will be further threatened.

The report details that, while children in every country have struggled with the impact of COVID-19, refugee children have been particularly disadvantaged. UN figures show that 1.6 billion learners across the world, including millions of refugees, have had their education disrupted.

Before the pandemic, a refugee child was twice as likely to be out of school as a non-refugee child. This is set to worsen – many may not have opportunities to resume their studies due to school closures, difficulties affording fees, uniforms or books, lack of access to technologies or because they are being required to work to support their families.

The report states that without greater support, steady, hard-won increases in school, university, and technical and vocational education enrollment could be reversed – in some cases permanently - potentially jeopardizing efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

The 2019 data in the report is based on reporting from 12 countries hosting more than half of the world’s refugee children. While there is 77 percent gross enrollment in primary school, only 31 percent of youth are enrolled in secondary school. At the level of higher education, only 3 percent of refugee youth are enrolled.

Far behind global averages, these statistics nevertheless represent progress. Enrollment in secondary education rose, with tens of thousands of refugee children newly attending school; a 2 percent increase in 2019 alone. However, the pandemic threatens to undo this and other crucial advances. For refugee girls, the threat is particularly grave.

Based on UNHCR data, the Malala Fund has estimated that as a result of COVID-19, half of all refugee girls in secondary school will not return when classrooms reopen this month. For countries where refugee girls’ gross secondary enrollment was already less than 10 percent, all girls are at risk of dropping out for good – a chilling prediction that would have an impact for generations to come.
Series
Category
Creator
UNHCR
Alternate Title
unifeed200903a
Asset ID
2555148