17 minutes | Sep 11th 2020

Muzoon Almellehan on the Moral Imperative of Equality of Education Opportunity

According the UNHCR, there are 25.4 million people currently registered as refugees, and over half of them are under the age of 18. These numbers will continue to grow as global conflicts, economic volatility, and climate change force many more to flee their homelands. What can be done to ensure that refugee youth have access to quality mental healthcare, education, and opportunities? How can we better support their integration into communities of resettlement and their re-integration when they return home? Muzoon Almellehan is an education activist and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador. She fled her homeland in Syria, and sought refuge in Jordan where she advocates for the rights of children to access quality education. Journalist Ray Suarez sat down with Almellehan to hear more about her experience as a refugee and her efforts to ensure educational opportunity for every child.
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