EU Syria Trust Fund: New Assistance Package Worth €150 Million Adopted to Support Syrian Refugees and Host Communities
Today, the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis adopted new projects totalling €150 million to support refugees and their host communities in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Serbia.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands–When Wassim Mahmoud needs help navigating student life in Amsterdam, he turns to Rosa Rietkerk, a Dutch political-science student.
Mahmoud, a 29-year-old Palestinian from Syria, and Rietkerk, 20, met through the Foundation for Refugee Students (known by its Dutch acronym, UAF), a charity that supports refugees in higher education.
At today's World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, hosted and attended by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, the chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, world leaders called for action to help young refugees and internally displaced youths.
LONDON/ZAATARI, Jordan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jordan has switched on the world’s largest solar plant inside a refugee camp, providing renewable energy to nearly 80,000 Syrians, the United Nations refugee agency said on Monday. Read more.
With the refugee crisis in Lebanon grinding on into its seventh year, Solidarités International—a French nongovernmental organization whose main work is providing safe water, hygiene and sanitation systems to settlements of displaced Syrians—found that it needed a new way to tell its story.
As “donor fatigue” set in, the organization saw that the usual forms of aid-agency public relations—press releases, documentary photography or videos—were not enough.
Australia Grants AU$30 million to UNICEF to Strengthen Access to Education for Vulnerable Children in Lebanon Over the Next Three Years
The Government of Australia announced a $30 million (AUD) contribution to UNICEF over the next three years to increase access to quality education in public schools and strengthen the Lebanese education system through its support to Lebanon’s ‘Reaching All Children with Education’ (RACE II) strategy.
Jordanian minister of information and communication technology Majd Shweikeh has announced the successful conclusion of Refugee Code Week 2017.
The program integrates coding into educational curricula, referring promising participants to the ReBootKamp in Jordan for job placements.
The event saw more than 15,000 Syrian refugees and Jordanian youths learn coding skills, training 5,000 more people than in 2016. Read more.
There are 65.6 million people forcibly displaced to date. Conflicts in Syria and other parts of the globe have uprooted millions of people and placed them in unfamiliar locations, with often limited access and means to basic needs, one of which is access to education....
Less than 6 per cent of Syrian refugees of university age currently displaced across the Middle East are enrolled in higher education, an expert on the region has warned.
Salam Said, a lecturer on the Arab economy, told a conference that countries neighbouring Syria had fallen well short of targets for the enrolment of refugees on degree courses.