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"This single paper which people take for granted, is my life"⠀ ⠀ ‪The difference between home and homeless, ‪school and the street, ‪sick and treated, ‪life and death is a passport.‬⠀ ⠀ ‪One year after receiving one along with her citizenship, @realmahamamo showed off her incredible piece of paper with Cate Blanchett, our Goodwill Ambassador.‬⠀ ⠀ Thank you, Maha for sharing your voice and showing the power of the passport for stateless people. You continue to be a huge inspiration. ⠀ ⠀ Photo: UNHCR/@markhenleyphotos⠀ ⠀ #EndStatelessness‬ #passport #IBelong #citizenship #life #home #homeless #stateless #Statelessness #CateBlanchett #CateBlanchettDaily

"This single paper which people take for granted, is my life"⠀
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‪The difference between home and homeless, ‪school and the street, ‪sick and treated, ‪life and death is a passport.‬⠀
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‪One year after receiving one along with her citizenship, @realmahamamo showed off her incredible piece of paper with Cate Blanchett, our Goodwill Ambassador.‬⠀
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Thank you, Maha for sharing your voice and showing the power of the passport for stateless people. You continue to be a huge inspiration. ⠀
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Photo: UNHCR/@markhenleyphotos⠀
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 #EndStatelessness‬ #passport #IBelong #citizenship #life #home #homeless #stateless #Statelessness #CateBlanchett #CateBlanchettDaily

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2019-10-08 17:43:42

How can a passport change a life? ⁣ ⁣⁣ Statelessness advocate @realmahamamo joins our Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett to share the real story behind statelessness. ⁣ ⁣⁣ Maha was stateless for about three decades and advocated tirelessly not only on her behalf, but also for millions of stateless people worldwide. After receiving citizenship from Brazil last year, she hasn’t stopped her work. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Yesterday in Geneva, our Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett joined her in conversation as Maha shared a spotlight on her experience at a panel in front of member states from across the world. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ She reminded us and the world that to #EndStatelessness isn’t just a political issue- it’s also a humanitarian one. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #Stateless #IBelong #CateBlanchett #CateBlanchettDaily #statelessness #nationality #citizenship

How can a passport change a life? ⁣
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Statelessness advocate @realmahamamo joins our Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett to share the real story behind statelessness. ⁣
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Maha was stateless for about three decades and advocated tirelessly not only on her behalf, but also for millions of stateless people worldwide. After receiving citizenship from Brazil last year, she hasn’t stopped her work. ⁣⁣
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Yesterday in Geneva, our Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett joined her in conversation as Maha shared a spotlight on her experience at a panel in front of member states from across the world. ⁣⁣
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She reminded us and the world that to #EndStatelessness isn’t just a political issue- it’s also a humanitarian one. ⁣⁣
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 #Stateless #IBelong #CateBlanchett #CateBlanchettDaily #statelessness #nationality #citizenship

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2019-10-08 08:33:02

Congratulations to our 2019 Nansen Award winner, the amazing Azizbek Ashurov! This is the moment he received his award from UN High Commissioner @filippograndi at a ceremony in Geneva. ⁣ “My young independent nation is facing many challenges but still found the political will to end statelessness,” says the inspiring lawyer and human rights advocate who helped end statelessness in his home country of Kyrgyzstan. ⁣ ⁣ “This award is a symbol of hope to every stateless person in the world," said Azizbek, in his inspiring speech earlier this evening in Geneva. ⁣ ⁣ Thanks to him and his team from the Ferghana Valley Lawyers Without Borders, statelessness has officially ended in Kyrgyzstan. ⁣ ⁣ We applaud him for his dedication to the cause, no matter how high the mountain he had to climb, he made sure every single person could gain their citizenship. ⁣ ⁣ Photo: UNHCR/@markhenleyphotos ⁣ #EndStatelessness #IBelong #NansenAward #stateless #lawyers #humanrights #StandUp4HumanRights

Congratulations to our 2019 Nansen Award winner, the amazing Azizbek Ashurov! This is the moment he received his award from UN High Commissioner @filippograndi at a ceremony in Geneva. ⁣
“My young independent nation is facing many challenges but still found the political will to end statelessness,” says the inspiring lawyer and human rights advocate who helped end statelessness in his home country of Kyrgyzstan. ⁣
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“This award is a symbol of hope to every stateless person in the world," said Azizbek, in his inspiring speech earlier this evening in Geneva. ⁣
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Thanks to him and his team from the Ferghana Valley Lawyers Without Borders, statelessness has officially ended in Kyrgyzstan. ⁣
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We applaud him for his dedication to the cause, no matter how high the mountain he had to climb, he made sure every single person could gain their citizenship. ⁣
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Photo: UNHCR/@markhenleyphotos
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 #EndStatelessness #IBelong #NansenAward #stateless #lawyers #humanrights #StandUp4HumanRights

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2019-10-07 20:21:52

👋Hi everyone, @itsanitarani here! Thrilled to be taking over UNHCR's Instagram Stories to celebrate the incredible #NansenAward.⁣ ⁣ I met this year's winner Azizbek Ashurov, whose crucial work has helped #EndStatelessness in #Kyrgyzstan. He's being honoured tonight along with other ordinary people who have done extraordinary things to support stateless families and refugees around the world.⁣ ⁣ Click on our Story to get behind-the-scenes snapshots, interviews with performers including @dannocean, @flechelove and more.⁣ ⁣ Photo: UNHCR/Chris De Bode⁣ ⁣ #NansenAwards #WithRefugees #IBelong #EndStatelessness

👋Hi everyone, @itsanitarani here! Thrilled to be taking over UNHCR's Instagram Stories to celebrate the incredible #NansenAward.⁣
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I met this year's winner Azizbek Ashurov, whose crucial work has helped #EndStatelessness in #Kyrgyzstan. He's being honoured tonight along with other ordinary people who have done extraordinary things to support stateless families and refugees around the world.⁣
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Click on our Story to get behind-the-scenes snapshots, interviews with performers including @dannocean, @flechelove and more.⁣
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Photo: UNHCR/Chris De Bode⁣
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 #NansenAwards #WithRefugees #IBelong #EndStatelessness

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2019-10-07 17:32:57

Where do those people go who don't belong anywhere? Who are stateless?⁣ ⁣ Our Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett issues a question and a challenge to world leaders and civil society groups gathered this week at @ungeneva. ⁣ ⁣ "Every inch of our world is divided into States. States which you all represent. But where do those people go who don't belong anywhere? Who are stateless?" ⁣ ⁣ Cate asked this vital question at a high level meeting on statelessness. Her work with UNHCR has led her to meet stateless people and she recalls her conversations with them: "They feel invisible, they're a human void like this empty chair." ⁣ ⁣ Her call to action today was simple: It's time to #EndStatelessness⁣ ⁣ We can work together to make this happen. Click the link in our bio to learn more. ⁣ ⁣ Photo: UNHCR/@markhenleyphotos ⁣ #IBelong #statelessness #passport #nationality #CateBlanchett #CateBlanchettDaily #unitednations #EndStatelessness #CateBlanchettEdit

Where do those people go who don't belong anywhere? Who are stateless?⁣
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Our Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett issues a question and a challenge to world leaders and civil society groups gathered this week at @ungeneva. ⁣
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"Every inch of our world is divided into States. States which you all represent. But where do those people go who don't belong anywhere? Who are stateless?" ⁣
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Cate asked this vital question at a high level meeting on statelessness. Her work with UNHCR has led her to meet stateless people and she recalls her conversations with them: "They feel invisible, they're a human void like this empty chair." ⁣
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Her call to action today was simple: It's time to #EndStatelessness⁣
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We can work together to make this happen. Click the link in our bio to learn more. ⁣
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Photo: UNHCR/@markhenleyphotos
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 #IBelong #statelessness #passport #nationality #CateBlanchett #CateBlanchettDaily #unitednations #EndStatelessness #CateBlanchettEdit

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2019-10-07 16:09:07

These are the global faces of statelessness. ⁣ ⁣ Millions of people are around the world are stateless and millions more at the risk of statelessness. Imagine not being allowed to work, receive an education, travel, vote or even receive healthcare. ⁣ ⁣ From the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh to the Shona community in Kenya to communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon to the indigenous Ngöbe Bugle community in Costa Rica to the Makonde people in Kenya and beyond, millions all over the world are facing this major challenge.⁣ ⁣ This is because they are not recognized as citizens by any country even if they have lived in one for years or even generations. They aren't allowed to have proof of birth or proof of death. ⁣ ⁣ Their proof of existence is in question. And we must not let them stay invisible.⁣ ⁣ We can end statelessness. ⁣ ⁣ Every country has the power to ensure stateless people can acquire a nationality. Since 2014, we have been championing to end statelessness worldwide by 2024 through our #IBelong campaign. ⁣ ⁣ Significant progress has been made but we need MORE commitment and action. ⁣ ⁣ Join us in helping millions of people to belong.⁣ ⁣ Photo: © UNHCR/Roger Arnold/@markhenleyphotos/Lucas Iturriza/Xavier Bourgois ⁣ #IBelong #stateless #Philippines #Kenya #Rohingya #Bangladesh #Myanmar #Cameroon #CôtedIvoire #CostaRica #indigenous #belonging #StandUp4HumanRights

These are the global faces of statelessness. ⁣
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Millions of people are around the world are stateless and millions more at the risk of statelessness. Imagine not being allowed to work, receive an education, travel, vote or even receive healthcare. ⁣
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From the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh to the Shona community in Kenya to communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon to the indigenous Ngöbe Bugle community in Costa Rica to the Makonde people in Kenya and beyond, millions all over the world are facing this major challenge.⁣
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This is because they are not recognized as citizens by any country even if they have lived in one for years or even generations. They aren't allowed to have proof of birth or proof of death. ⁣
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Their proof of existence is in question. And we must not let them stay invisible.⁣
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We can end statelessness. ⁣
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Every country has the power to ensure stateless people can acquire a nationality. Since 2014, we have been championing to end statelessness worldwide by 2024 through our #IBelong campaign. ⁣
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Significant progress has been made but we need MORE commitment and action. ⁣
⁣
Join us in helping millions of people to belong.⁣
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Photo: © UNHCR/Roger Arnold/@markhenleyphotos/Lucas Iturriza/Xavier Bourgois
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 #IBelong #stateless #Philippines #Kenya #Rohingya #Bangladesh #Myanmar #Cameroon #CôtedIvoire #CostaRica #indigenous #belonging #StandUp4HumanRights

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2019-10-07 09:00:24

Millions around the world are invisible.⁣ ⁣ They can’t work, go to school, travel, vote, see a doctor or even marry. They are stateless. Millions of people are not recognized as citizens by any country even if they have lived in one for years or even generations. ⁣ ⁣ Since they don’t have official identity documents or proof of their citizenship, they are often marginalized. Registering a birth or death can be impossible. ⁣ ⁣ But we can end statelessness. ⁣ ⁣ Each country has the power to ensure stateless people can acquire a nationality. Since 2014, we have been championing to end statelessness worldwide by 2024 through our #IBelong campaign. ⁣ ⁣ Significant progress has been made but we need MORE commitment and action for millions without a nationality, and for millions at risk of statelessness. ⁣ ⁣ #EndStatelessness #IBelong #Statelessness #Humanrights #StandUp4HumanRights

Millions around the world are invisible.⁣
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They can’t work, go to school, travel, vote, see a doctor or even marry. They are stateless. Millions of people are not recognized as citizens by any country even if they have lived in one for years or even generations. ⁣
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Since they don’t have official identity documents or proof of their citizenship, they are often marginalized. Registering a birth or death can be impossible. ⁣
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But we can end statelessness. ⁣
⁣
Each country has the power to ensure stateless people can acquire a nationality. Since 2014, we have been championing to end statelessness worldwide by 2024 through our #IBelong campaign. ⁣
⁣
Significant progress has been made but we need MORE commitment and action for millions without a nationality, and for millions at risk of statelessness. ⁣
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 #EndStatelessness #IBelong #Statelessness #Humanrights #StandUp4HumanRights

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2019-10-06 14:54:03

Tha-Chaa deserves the opportunity to fulfil her dream. ⠀ ⠀ Tha-Chaa is stateless.⠀ ⠀ "My teachers tell me that I won’t be able to pursue my education, work, or get married without an IC," says the young woman.⠀ ⠀ Some Tamil Malaysians have no IC - Identification Card. They only have a birth certificate stating “Bukan Warganegara” which classifies them as non citizens, rendering them stateless. Without an IC they have no access to education, healthcare, proper employment and other rights available to Malaysian citizens. ⠀ ⠀ Many Tamil Malaysians were brought from Sri Lanka and India to Malaysia by the British to work on plantations. When Malaysia gained independence from Britain, some Tamil Malaysians didn’t register with the government to establish their citizenship - leaving them stateless - a status often passed on to next generations. ⠀ ⠀ Each country has the power to ensure stateless people can acquire a nationality. Since 2014, we have been championing to end statelessness worldwide by 2024 through our #IBelong campaign. ⠀ ⠀ Significant progress has been made but we need MORE commitment and action for millions without a nationality, and for millions at risk of statelessness. ⠀ ⠀ #EndStatelessness #IBelong #Statelessness #Humanrights #StandUp4HumanRights

Tha-Chaa deserves the opportunity to fulfil her dream. ⠀
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Tha-Chaa is stateless.⠀
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"My teachers tell me that I won’t be able to pursue my education, work, or get married without an IC," says the young woman.⠀
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Some Tamil Malaysians have no IC - Identification Card. They only have a birth certificate stating “Bukan Warganegara” which classifies them as non citizens, rendering them stateless. Without an IC they have no access to education, healthcare, proper employment and other rights available to Malaysian citizens. ⠀
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Many Tamil Malaysians were brought from Sri Lanka and India to Malaysia by the British to work on plantations. When Malaysia gained independence from Britain, some Tamil Malaysians didn’t register with the government to establish their citizenship - leaving them stateless - a status often passed on to next generations. ⠀
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Each country has the power to ensure stateless people can acquire a nationality. Since 2014, we have been championing to end statelessness worldwide by 2024 through our #IBelong campaign. ⠀
⠀
Significant progress has been made but we need MORE commitment and action for millions without a nationality, and for millions at risk of statelessness. ⠀
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 #EndStatelessness #IBelong #Statelessness #Humanrights #StandUp4HumanRights

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2019-10-06 11:42:30

“The difficult is what takes a little time, the impossible is what takes a little longer.” ⠀ ⠀ Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, polar explorer, diplomat and humanitarian. He was the first High Commissioner for Refugees, serving from 1920 to 1930 helping hundreds of thousands of refugees to return home. His efforts enabled many others to become legal residents and find work in the countries where they had found refuge.⠀ ⠀ Nansen saw that one of the biggest problems facing refugees was the lack of internationally recognised identification papers. His solution, which came to be known as the ‘Nansen passport’, was the first legal instrument for the international protection of refugees.⠀ ⠀ When famine broke out in Russia in 1921-1922, Nansen organised a relief programme for millions of its victims. For his crucial work, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922.⠀ ⠀ His courage and compassion reverberate for generations. ⠀ ⠀ In 1954, we established the Nansen Refugee Award in his honour. Over the years, more than 60 individuals, groups or organizations have received the award for their extraordinary service to refugees and outstanding work on behalf of the displaced.⠀ ⠀ #NansenAward #Refugees #WithRefugees #scientists #polarexploration #humanitarians #NobelPeacePrize #NobelPrize

“The difficult is what takes a little time, the impossible is what takes a little longer.” ⠀
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Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, polar explorer, diplomat and humanitarian. He was the first High Commissioner for Refugees, serving from 1920 to 1930 helping hundreds of thousands of refugees to return home. His efforts enabled many others to become legal residents and find work in the countries where they had found refuge.⠀
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Nansen saw that one of the biggest problems facing refugees was the lack of internationally recognised identification papers. His solution, which came to be known as the ‘Nansen passport’, was the first legal instrument for the international protection of refugees.⠀
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When famine broke out in Russia in 1921-1922, Nansen organised a relief programme for millions of its victims. For his crucial work, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922.⠀
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His courage and compassion reverberate for generations. ⠀
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In 1954, we established the Nansen Refugee Award in his honour. Over the years, more than 60 individuals, groups or organizations have received the award for their extraordinary service to refugees and outstanding work on behalf of the displaced.⠀
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 #NansenAward #Refugees #WithRefugees #scientists #polarexploration #humanitarians #NobelPeacePrize #NobelPrize

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2019-10-06 08:21:50

Koat is teaching the champions of tomorrow. And we're so inspired by teachers like him this #WorldTeachersDay and everyday. South Sudanese refugee and teacher Koat Reath knows a thing or two about holding young students’ attention – though this can be difficult in Jewi refugee camp in Ethiopia, where more than 100 children are crammed into one classroom at any time. “We are here today because we want to teach our children how to be the champions of tomorrow. If they are not taught well, they will not succeed. If they are taught well, they will be the future presidents, the future doctors, the future pilots of South Sudan,” says the father of five. Koat shares much more than a love of learning with his young pupils. Like them, he is also a victim of a war that has made refugees of more than two million South Sudanese. He and his family fled to Ethiopia in 2015 after their home in Jonglei state was burned to the ground. Koat has spent the summer break providing extra classes to his students under an initiative by Plan International and our other partners, to help children catch up on schooling they missed because of fighting in South Sudan. South Sudan’s conflict has had a devastating impact on children. In Jewi camp, which is home to 54,000 South Sudanese refugees, as many as two-thirds are children. Not only have they lost their homes and seen their relatives killed, but years of violence have also prevented them from having and education. Some never had a chance to go to school in the first place and many who did have dropped out altogether. Koat and his colleagues are determined to do what they can to help close an education gap, as only two-thirds of South Sudanese children in Ethiopia have access to primary school. In addition, 86% do not and cannot continue on to secondary school. Photos: © UNHCR/Eduardo Soteras Jalil #students #teachers #TeachersDay #WorldTeachersDay #school #classrooms #backtoschool #back2school #refugees #WithRefugees #SouthSudan #Ethiopia #SteppingUp

Koat is teaching the champions of tomorrow.

And we're so inspired by teachers like him this #WorldTeachersDay and everyday. 
South Sudanese refugee and teacher Koat Reath knows a thing or two about holding young students’ attention – though this can be difficult in Jewi refugee camp in Ethiopia, where more than 100 children are crammed into one classroom at any time. “We are here today because we want to teach our children how to be the champions of tomorrow. If they are not taught well, they will not succeed. If they are taught well, they will be the future presidents, the future doctors, the future pilots of South Sudan,” says the father of five.

Koat shares much more than a love of learning with his young pupils. Like them, he is also a victim of a war that has made refugees of more than two million South Sudanese. He and his family fled to Ethiopia in 2015 after their home in Jonglei state was burned to the ground.

Koat has spent the summer break providing extra classes to his students under an initiative by Plan International and our other partners, to help children catch up on schooling they missed because of fighting in South Sudan.

South Sudan’s conflict has had a devastating impact on children. In Jewi camp, which is home to 54,000 South Sudanese refugees, as many as two-thirds are children. Not only have they lost their homes and seen their relatives killed, but years of violence have also prevented them from having and education. Some never had a chance to go to school in the first place and many who did have dropped out altogether.

Koat and his colleagues are determined to do what they can to help close an education gap, as only two-thirds of South Sudanese children in Ethiopia have access to primary school. In addition, 86% do not and cannot continue on to secondary school.

Photos: © UNHCR/Eduardo Soteras Jalil

 #students #teachers #TeachersDay #WorldTeachersDay #school #classrooms #backtoschool #back2school #refugees #WithRefugees #SouthSudan #Ethiopia #SteppingUp

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2019-10-05 16:57:10

Teachers, this is how YOU can help refugees go to school.⠀ ⠀ From making sure children feel welcome in the classroom, to providing language classes for refugees, to educating other children about the experiences of refugees, the role of teachers is critical to progress refugee education. ⠀ ⠀ How can you help include refugees in schools?⠀ ⠀ #refugees #school #teachers #teachersofInsta #language #welcome #RefugeesWelcome #education

Teachers, this is how YOU can help refugees go to school.⠀
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From making sure children feel welcome in the classroom, to providing language classes for refugees, to educating other children about the experiences of refugees, the role of teachers is critical to progress refugee education. ⠀
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How can you help include refugees in schools?⠀
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 #refugees #school #teachers #teachersofInsta #language #welcome #RefugeesWelcome #education

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2019-10-05 13:17:51

This Afghan schoolteacher has transformed the lives of a thousand refugee girls in Pakistan. Her name is Aqeela Asif. She's a refugee, an educator, and was our 2015 Nansen winner. Aqeela escaped with her husband and two small children from Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1992, during the Mujahedeen siege. She was just 26 when she arrived at the remote Kot Chandana refugee village in Mianwali. As a teacher, Aqeela was immediately struck by the lack of schools in the village and a total absence of learning opportunities for girls. When you have educated mothers,” she says, “you will almost certainly have educated future generations. So if you educate girls, you educate generations.” She wanted to help girls to learn, but, living as a refugee in a conservative community, she realised there would be no simple solution. Undaunted, she set out to bring education to the refugee girls of Kot Chandana. In the beginning, the community did not even know what to call Aqeela – they didn’t know the word for teacher. She persevered for months to earn permission from the village elders to set up a small classroom for girls. She then went door-to-door to persuade reluctant parents to let her tutor their children. She began with just 20 pupils in a borrowed tent and has now helped over a thousand refugee girls and boys in Pakistan with her school. Photo: © UNHCR/Sara Farid #school #teacher #schoolteacher #refugees #refugeegirls #GirlsLikeUs #LikeAGirl #teachersofinstagram #education

This Afghan schoolteacher has transformed the lives of a thousand refugee girls in Pakistan.

Her name is Aqeela Asif. She's a refugee, an educator, and was our 2015 Nansen winner.

Aqeela escaped with her husband and two small children from Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1992, during the Mujahedeen siege. She was just 26 when she arrived at the remote Kot Chandana refugee village in Mianwali.

As a teacher, Aqeela was immediately struck by the lack of schools in the village and a total absence of learning opportunities for girls. 
When you have educated mothers,” she says, “you will almost certainly have educated future generations. So if you educate girls, you educate generations.” She wanted to help girls to learn, but, living as a refugee in a conservative community, she realised there would be no simple solution. Undaunted, she set out to bring education to the refugee girls of Kot Chandana.

In the beginning, the community did not even know what to call Aqeela – they didn’t know the word for teacher. She persevered for months to earn permission from the village elders to set up a small classroom for girls. She then went door-to-door to persuade reluctant parents to let her tutor their children. She began with just 20 pupils in a borrowed tent and has now helped over a thousand refugee girls and boys in Pakistan with her school. 
Photo: © UNHCR/Sara Farid

 #school #teacher #schoolteacher #refugees #refugeegirls #GirlsLikeUs #LikeAGirl #teachersofinstagram #education

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2019-10-05 10:45:08

 

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