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05/28/2015

Pupils of Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq

There are pupils who have been living in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp for 17 months, without facilities of education. Furthermore, in schools in the cities of Iraq there is more number of pupils who are displaced than its local pupils.

For example, at a primary school in Kirkuk, while the 500 local students go to school during the daytime, the 900 pupils of IDP do at night. The situation of the schools in Kirkuk is more or less the same: pupils of IDP go to school at night. The Department of Education has been reporting the shortage of toilets, doors, roofs and electricity.

When JEN did a survey at Samara city, the head of the Department of Education said that “there is an average of over 1.6 times as many pupils of IDP as the local pupils in all the schools in the city. Hence, each school has far more pupils than its capacity, causing the shortage of the things mentioned above.”

We will continue our support such as repairing the facilities of education, which are accepting many pupils of IDP, in order to provide a good learning environment to both local and displaced pupils.




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May 28, 2015 in Iraq |