If school is a basic human right, how can these statistics be tolerated?

  • Over half of the world’s refugees are under the age of 18 and nearly all of them struggle to receive an education.

  • In 2017, 1.5 million refugee children were not attending primary school (K–6) and 2 million were not attending secondary school (grades 7–12).

  • The statistics are even worse for adolescents: 23 percent of refugee adolescents and 9 percent of refugee adolescents in low-income countries attend secondary school. Globally, 84 percent of adolescents attend secondary school.