Main Barriers to Education
- Post Conflict
- Insecurity & instability
EAC is partnering with UNHCR to bring quality basic education to refugee children in multiple projects in 12 priority countries. Refugee children are some of the most marginalized when it comes to accessing primary education as they have been forced from their homes, into a foreign country, often with a different language. Educate a Child and UNHCR will collaborate to ensure that over 227,000 children receive quality basic education. The countries targeted are: Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen.
UNHCR reports that the majority of the refugees in Rwanda are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Some of these refugees fled to Rwanda during the 1990s due to insecurity and the humanitarian crisis in eastern DRC. About 30,000 of them arrived after April 2012, as a result of fighting between government forces and rebel groups.