UN news September 3rd, the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees said that although the children of every country are struggling to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on their education, refugee children are in a particularly unfavorable position. The office is concerned that many people may not be able to return to school due to school closures, high tuition fees or lack of technical support for distance learning.
UNHCR released the report entitled “promoting refugee education together” on 3 March. Unless the international community takes bold measures to deal with the disastrous impact of COVID-19 on refugee education, the development potential of millions of young refugees living in the most vulnerable communities in the world will be further weakened. < / P > < p > the report is based on data from 12 countries in 2019 that host more than half of the world’s refugee children. The report also shows that although the gross enrollment rate in primary schools is 77%, it has dropped to 31% in secondary schools and only 3% in high schools. According to the UN refugee agency, the threat to refugee girls is particularly serious – they have less access to education than boys, and they are only half as likely to enter secondary school as boys.
malala Foundation’s projections based on data from the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees show that half of the refugee girls in secondary schools will not return to school because of the influence of COVID-19 when school starts this month. In countries where the total secondary school enrolment rate for refugee girls is less than 10 per cent, all refugee girls are at risk of dropping out of school forever.