Unicef: Refugee and stateless children lack access to education in Malaysia


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  • Thursday, 20 Jun 2024

A young teacher points to words on a whiteboard with students seated on the floor. – Unicef Malaysia/Zahri

PUTRAJAYA: On World Refugee Day, we recognise the challenges faced by refugee children globally, who represent over 40% of the world's displaced population.

Of the 41,000 refugee children of school-going age registered with UNHCR in Malaysia, none of them have access to formal education. Only 34% have access to informal education through alternative learning centres. This lack of access to formal education is also experienced by many stateless children in Malaysia.

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