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.