Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 01:24:12 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

3.5 m refugee children don't attend school: UN

By
13th-Sep-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

AFP, Geneva :
More than half the world's refugee children-some 3.5 million altogether-do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education.
"Some 3.5 million didn't get a single day" of school last year from among the 6.4 million children aged between five and 17 who were under the care of the UNHCR last year, the agency said in a report.
It was only a slight improvement over the previous year, when the figure was 3.7 million, said the report titled "Left Behind: Refugee Education in Crisis".
"The education of these young refugees is crucial to the peaceful and sustainable development of the places that have welcomed them, and to the future prosperity of their own countries," UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said in the report.
The agency urged donor governments to increase investment in refugee education and to commit to consistent funding "from the emergency phase onwards".
Half of the 17.2 million refugees under the care of the UNHCR are children, Grandi said.
"Compared to other children and youth around the world, the gap in opportunity for the 6.4 million school-age refugees under UNHCR's mandate is growing ever wider," he said.
Ninety-one percent of the world's children attend primary school, a figure that drops to 61 percent for refugee children-though this is up from 50 percent in 2015.
Some 84 percent of children worldwide are in secondary school, but only 23 percent of refugee kids.
The report attributes the slight rise in education rates "largely to measures taken by Syria's neighbours to enrol more refugee children... as well as increased refugee enrolment in European countries."
But one in three refugees live in low-income countries where they are six times less likely to go to school than children globally, the report said.
"In low-income countries, which host 28 percent of the world's refugees, the number in secondary education is disturbingly low, at a mere nine percent," it said.
The report included a message from Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, the 20-year-old Pakistani education activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for demanding girls' right to go to school.
"We should not ask a child forced to flee her home to also give up her education and her dreams for the future," Yousafzai said.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Football »

Kool-BSJA Media Cup football kicks off


Eight matches of the Kool-BSJA Media Cup football tournament were decided on the opening day at the astro-turf of the Bangladesh Football Federation on Monday, with 24 reputed media houses are participating in the six-a-side tournament. Former national star footballer and Bangladesh Football Federation senior vice president Abdus Salam Murshedy ...

Sports »

Kenya`s Gladys Cherono celebrates after winning the women's race of the 44th Berlin marathon in Berlin, Germany on Sunday.


Entertainment »

After recovery Sheikh Runa wants to return in play direction


Promising play director Sheikh Runa has been passing days on bed at hospital now. On September 8 while returning to Dhaka from Sirajganj she was critically injured in a road mishap. Among 12 out of 14 persons of that microbus were killed in that accident. Fortunately Runa was saved. Now ...

Editorial »

Angela Merkel wins Fourth Term


ANGELA Merkel creates history by winning election fourth time. Her Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) had maintained a double-digit lead over the Social Democratic Party (SPD) led by Martin Schulz in opinion polling since the 2013 election. Merkel's conservative bloc won 32.5 percent of the vote, making them the ...

City »

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha administering oath of office to two newly appointed members of Bangladesh Public Service Commission Nurjahan Begum and Kazi Salahuddin Akbar at the Supreme Court Judges Lounge on Monday.


International »

Abe announces snap election amid worries over N Korea crisis


Reuters, Tokyo :Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday for a snap election, as he seeks a fresh mandate to overcome "a national crisis".Abe, in power for five years, said he needed a mandate to shift some revenues from a planned future tax ...

Editorial »

Despite repeated global condemnation plight of Rohingyas worsens


THE inflow of Rohingya refugees from violence-torn Rakhine State in Myanmar slowed for the last few days owing to bad weather but thousands have started entering Bangladesh once more. According to news sources, at least 10,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh so far since last Saturday. Moreover, Amnesty International has ...

Cricket »

Shane Warne accused of hitting porn star


Former cricketer Shane Warne has been accused of hitting a porn star as a row escalated at a nightclub in Mayfair.Valerie Fox took to Twitter to share pictures of her alleged injuries - including a bruised eye - after the incident."Proud of yourself? Hitting a woman? Vile creature," she tweeted.The ...

Sports »

Member of FIFA Mahfuza Akter Kiron handing over the prize to a winner of the AFC Under-16 Women's Championship at Chonburi in Thailand recently.


Entertainment »

Khurshid Alam to get Lifetime Achievement Award


Entertainment Report :Legendary singer Khurshid Alam will get the Lifetime Achievement Award in this year’s Channel i Music Award. The award giving ceremony will be held on September 29 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the city’s Agargaon area. Awards in sixteen categories concerning music will be given in this ...

City »

Bangladesh Government Primary School Employees Welfare Association formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Sunday demanding nationalization of clerical jobs.


Life »

Even refined sugar invites health risks


Life Desk :When the rest of the world is turning their face away from refined or processed sugar, consumers in Bangladesh have been tending to the detrimental food item. Refined white sugar attracts a large proportion of consumers, but domestically made cane sugar cannot take its fancy, though it is ...

International »

Missile strike on US inevitable: N Korean FM


AP, United Nations :North Korea's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's insult calling leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" makes "our rocket's visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more."Ri Yong Ho called the American president "a mentally deranged person full of megalomania ...

Sports »

Members of BKSP team, who became champion in Under-16 two-day long Judo Competition pose for photo with the trophy and guests at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor stadium in Mirpur on Saturday.


Editorial »

India to supply Myanmar arms!


INDIA has shunned its reputation of being democratic, generous and hospitable country. They have decided to strengthen their security along the largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar. Border ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news