Health Desk- Jan 24, 2019: Over 145,000 Rohingya children living in Bangladesh camps are now attending UNICEF-supported learning centres, as a new school year begins.
UNICEF on Wednesday said, currently 97 per cent of adolescents and youths aged 15 to 24 do not receive any kind of education in the camps.
This group is extremely vulnerable to child marriage, child labour, human trafficking, abuse and exploitation, it said, reports UNB.
“The scale of the Rohingya refugee crisis demanded a rapid response,” said EdouardBeigbeder, UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh.
The aim is to eventually reach 260,000 children with education this year through an extended network of 2,500 Learning Centres run by 5,000 teachers and Rohingya volunteers.