Protecting the promise of a generation: Education for refugees and the forcibly displaced

Published on 16 April 2018

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA released a report this morning calling on policy/decision-makers to make education a priority in response to refugees.

The response to Syrian refugees in Lebanon illustrates this need. Lebanon hosts more than one million refugees, the largest number of refugees relative to its national population in the world, but isn’t able to and has challenges providing education for all school-aged children. With the war in Syria continuing and more families needing to seek safety, this means an entire generation of children could go without education, which has consequences far beyond war and displacement.