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U.N. Launches Fund to Educate Refugees

By The Associated Press — May 31, 2016 1 min read

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 01, 2016 edition of Education Week as U.N. Launches Fund to Educate Refugees

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