A Global Overview of Education and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

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    The recent Global Monitoring Report 2011 focused on ‘the hidden crisis: armed conflict and education’ and highlighted the alarming fact that 42% of the world’s out-of school children live in conflict affected states. As the nature of conflict changes and wars are fought within rather than between states, an increasing number of children are displaced from their homes and lack access to education. This chapter provides an overview of internal displacement presenting key trends in the patterns of displacement, the arguments as to why IDPs are a category of concern and the options for durable solutions. The chapter then examines the specific challenges for education including the legislative support for the right to education, the barriers faced by IDPs in accessing this right and current national and international responses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEducation and Internally Displaced Persons
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherContinuum International Publishing Group
    ISBN (Print)9781441196491
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2012


    • education internally displaced persons displacement conflict humanitarian aid refugees


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