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

Smith Ellison, Christine (2012) A Global Overview of Education and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). In: Education and Internally Displaced Persons. Continuum Books, London, pp. 1-30. ISBN 9781441196491 [Book section]

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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.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:education internally displaced persons displacement conflict humanitarian aid refugees
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:22617
Deposited By: Mrs Christine Ellison
Deposited On:29 Nov 2013 15:10
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:05

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