Since August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar from military attacks which the United Nations describe as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
Tragically, it is now very clear that there is no imminent solution and the vast majority of Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh are likely to be there for some time. The world's response must now move towards including initiatives that give Rohingya children hope for the future - education is now the vital priority.
614,000 Rohingya children are out of education and face an increased risk of child labour, underage marriage, sexual abuse and trafficking. 5,000 learning spaces and 10,000 trained teachers are needed to give Rohingya children in Bangladesh a chance of education.
What We Do.
Street Child have identified local partners in Bangladesh, and over the coming months will be providing technical assistance to partners who are working on Education in Emergencies for the Rohingya children. Using our low-cost high-impact capacity development model, Street Child will focus on supporting local organisations to strengthen programme quality. With so many children in need of education, our approach supports existing efforts to ensure that the quality of the response keeps up with the scale of the response.