Rohingya: Refugees

Department for International Development written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Labour, Birmingham, Northfield

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the levels of education available for Rohingya refugee children.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK recognises that there is a pressing need to improve education in the Rohingya camps. DFID is one of the largest contributors to the Education Cannot Wait initiative, investing £30m between 2016 and 2018. It has already committed US$3 million (£2.2 million) for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to help cover emergency educational needs. DFID is also supporting education experts and organisations to work with the Ministries of Education in Bangladesh and Burma to agree a curriculum and certification process for Rohingya children in Cox’s Bazar.

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