It’s that time of year When students across many disaster stricken countries starting their schools!
Young kids looking forward to buying new stationery and supplies or even to secure a meal that can help them get through the day at school.
This year, just like last, we’re campaigning to help those needy children who cannot afford to buy school uniforms, supplies or food.
By the end of 2017, there were more than 25.4 million refugees around the world, 19.9 million of them under UNHCR’s mandate. More than half – 52 per cent – were children. Among them, 7.4 million were of school age.
It was recently reported that four million refugee children do not attend school, an increase of half a million of out-of-school refugee children in just one year.
“Education is a way to help children heal, but it is also key to rebuilding their countries,” said Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “Without education, the future of these children and their communities will be irrevocably damaged.”
Only 61 per cent of refugee children attend primary school, compared to 92 per cent of children globally.
Those children need to learn new knowledge and skills so they can break the cycle of poverty and help themselves and their families. Without your generosity they will be at danger of dropping their schools which will impact them, their families and even their community.
A school bag full of stationery, textbooks, school uniform and food can have an incredible impact on a needy child’s life.