Racheal Athieng, 20, was forced to flee her home in Twic East, South Sudan. She settled in Mingkaman and now teaches a class of fellow Internally Displaced People (IDP) at the newly-built school. “Women teachers have the advantage that they identify the slow-learners and encourage them,” she says. “Men don’t do that as much. Women are more caring, not as harsh as the men.”
Stories like that of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish shore after drowning on the journey to Greece, and Osama Abdul Muhsen, the Syrian refugee father who was kicked and tripped on camera by a Hungarian journalist, have shown how the Syrian refugee crisis is experienced on a human level. But the severity of the crisis becomes much clearer when you zoom out and see how it unfolds on a continental scale.
Syrian Refugees: The not so fun Facts Infographic. The Syrian War now enters its 4th year. Millions of Syrians have been displaced, ½ of whom are children left without proper schooling. If the situation does not improve dramatically, Syria risks ending up with a generation disengaged from education & learning. | infographic | Dubai