Mo Salah is calling for better education for refugee children

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Mo Salah wants all children to receive quality education including refugees

Liverpool football player Mo Salah is well known for his skills on the pitch, but he’s also been using his platform to call for better education for the world’s refugee children.

The forward, who is an ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency’s programme Instant Network Schools, gave a speech to world leaders during the first-ever virtual UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

He argued that every child, including refugees, should be given access to a good standard of education,

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Refugee children living in some of the world’s least developed communities have seen big disruptions to their education because of the coronavirus

Salah has worked with refugee students from schools in Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan to highlight the importance of a good education for all to some of the world’s

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Amid Pandemic, America’s Schools Have Much to Learn from Refugee Education

Getting children safely back to school during a pandemic is a new challenge facing American policymakers, administrators, teachers, and parents this fall—but the challenge of educating during a crisis has long plagued contexts of war and displacement.



a girl posing for a picture: A young student is in a classroom of the camp for IDPs of Sevare in central Mali on March 02, 2020.


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A young student is in a classroom of the camp for IDPs of Sevare in central Mali on March 02, 2020.

The scope of this global crisis is unprecedented, but the education dimension is not new. Before the pandemic, 250 million school-aged children and youth worldwide were out of school. These young people were overwhelmingly concentrated in fragile, conflict-affected contexts. Indeed, refugee children were five times more likely to be out of school than their peers. The creative solutions that have been deployed to reach these children without access to physical schools, a reliable Internet connection, fully trained teachers, and more, are ones that decision makers in the

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UNHCR Representative inaugurates skills development project for refugee and local women in Quetta

The UNHCR Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Noriko Yoshida on Thursday inaugurated a skills development project aimed at improving the skills and income-generating capacity of local and Afghan refugee women in Quetta.

UNHCR Pakistan had signed its first-ever agreement with NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), a private sector partner based in the United Arab Emirates, to conduct a project to support and empower marginalized Afghan refugee and local women through skill development and enhancement in Balochistan.

The project – being implemented by UNHCR’s partner Taraqee Foundation – will benefit 100 Afghan refugee and Pakistani women. These women will not only be trained but also be given monthly stipends to support their family while they are working.

NAMA’s affiliate, IRTHI Contemporary Crafts Council, and UNHCR will be working in partnership to provide artisanal training.

The project will be implemented in two skill centres including at Ghoasabad and Hazara Town. Some 100 skilled

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UNHCR Representative inaugurates skills development project for refugee and local women in Quetta – Pakistan

QUETTA, 3 September 2020: The UNHCR Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Noriko Yoshida on Thursday inaugurated a skills development project aimed at improving the skills and income-generating capacity of local and Afghan refugee women in Quetta.

UNHCR Pakistan had signed its first-ever agreement with NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), a private sector partner based in the United Arab Emirates, to conduct a project to support and empower marginalized Afghan refugee and local women through skill development and enhancement in Balochistan.

The project – being implemented by UNHCR’s partner Taraqee Foundation – will benefit 100 Afghan refugee and Pakistani women. These women will not only be trained but also be given monthly stipends to support their family while they are working.

NAMA’s affiliate, IRTHI Contemporary Crafts Council, and UNHCR will be working in partnership to provide artisanal training.

The project will be implemented in two skill centres including at Ghoasabad and Hazara

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