Published Online: May 31, 2016
Published in Print: June 1, 2016, as U.N. Launches Fund to Educate Refugees

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U.N. Launches Fund to Educate Refugees

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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced the creation of the United Nations' first humanitarian fund for the education of refugee children.

Now the U.N. special envoy for global education, Brown said the fund hopes to reach many of the estimated 20 million school-age refugees and displaced persons around the world who are being denied an education as part of "the largest population of displaced girls and boys since 1945."

The initiative seeks to raise $3.85 billion from some 100 donors in the public and private sectors over the next five years.

Vol. 35, Issue 32, Page 4

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