Millions of girls in the Arab world end up as child brides: Some are forced to marry by their parents, for money or protection or due to cultural expectations; others want to escape poverty or an abusive home. All of them regret leaving school.
Fresh Syrian medical school graduates learning their profession in hospitals and starting public health initiatives are at high risk of coronavirus infections.
Covid-19 has made jobs for refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and other Arab countries even scarcer than before. That’s likely to increase child labor and make schooling a luxury, researchers say.
World Refugee Day should be an occasion when organizations and individuals consider how they might collaborate to improve access to education for displaced people in the MENA region, and globally.
A Beirut television station’s investigation accuses the government of inflating the number of refugee students in school and misusing millions of dollars paid by international donors.
Strict restrictions on movement in the kingdom have kept the virus at bay, but refugees and poor Jordanians have difficulty meeting basic needs and accessing online education.
A project in Lebanon documents refugees’ health data so that they can eventually get better medical care. But a lack of health insurance often prevents them from getting care.
A group called Pangea, founded by a law student, sponsors weekly get-togethers for refugees and helps them adapt to their new country.
University leaders have embraced programs that provide language training and social support to migrants as they make the transition from exiles to students.
Syrian refugee students in Lebanon face an even more precarious future than they have in the past as the country’s economic crisis eats away at scholarships and jobs.