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Unlocking Potential: The Right to Education and Opportunity


Unlocking Potential: The Right to Education and Opportunity

UNHCR Education Report 2023
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The 2023 UNHCR Refugee Education Report is titled 'Unlocking Potential: The Right to Education and Opportunity'.

The report draws on data from more than 70 countries worldwide to provide the most detailed picture yet of the state of refugee education and enrolment. Its findings reveal that despite areas of progress, more than half of the world’s 14.8 million school-aged refugee children remain out of formal education, risking their future prosperity and denying them the chance to fulfil their potential.

We need fully inclusive education systems that give refugees the same access and rights as host-country learners. [...] Where refugee-hosting countries have implemented such policies, they need predictable, multi-year support from global and regional financial institutions, high-income states, and the private sector. We cannot expect overstretched countries with scarce resources to take the task on by themselves.

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Report: 'Unlocking Potential: The Right to Education and Opportunity'
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