De acordo com o Alto Comissariado das Nações Unidas para os Refugiados, há quatro milhões de crianças refugiadas sem acesso à educação. Só na Síria há mais de dois milhões de crianças que não vão à escola por causa da guerra.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 80 million children living in areas affected by war or natural disaster had their education disrupted last year, leaving them prey to child labour, trafficking and extremism, experts said on Thursday.
Many humanitarian aid appeals for 2015 ignored education, and aid appeals for education were only one-third funded. Overall, education received 1.4 percent of all humanitarian funds, British charity Theirworld said in a report.
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Children who are placed in temporary accommodation or arrive without families are missing out on a school place, refugee organisations say.
Thousands of children seeking asylum in the UK are being denied access to education, according to organisations who work with refugees.
The children include newly arrived asylum seekers who are placed in Home Office initial accommodation with their families, unaccompanied minors who arrive here without their families, and children with their families who are dispersed to various parts of the UK by the Home Office.
No accurate statistics are collated relating to these groups of children, some of whom are unable to access a school place for up to a year, but the estimate is based on information from different organisations around the UK who try to help children get into school.
A Refugee Council spokeswoman said: “The inability for all asylum-seeker children to access a school place promptly is concerning. We have worked with children who have had to wait up to a year to get a school place.”
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