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Refugee children

For many people, it is no longer safe to live in their home country because war made it too dangerous. They have to flee to another country to ever feel safe again. Many children experience this. Most of them end up in refugee camps. This is a place where people can stay for a some time when it became to dangerous to live in their own country. But, many children do not receive every right they have. For example, it can be really hard to go to school in a refugee camp. Sometimes there is no school, other times the school is full or classes are taught in a different language that they do not understand.

Did you know?

  • 28 million children worldwide are fleeing from war and violence.
  • 20% of people living in Lebanon is a refugee.
  • Only 61% of refugee children go to school.
  • 2.5 million children have had to escape Syria because of the war there.
What does KidsRights do?

In 2017, Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria received the International Children's Peace Prize from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and International Children's Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, for his fight for the rights of Syrian child refugees. To support Mohamad in his battle, KidsRights invests the Children's Peace Prize Project Fund 2017 in projects that help child refugees to go to school. KidsRights has published two reports on education for Syrian child refugees: ‘The Widening Educational Gap for Syrian Refugee Children’. ‘A crisis within a crisis, access to education for Syrian Refugee Children’.

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