Refugees and Disaster Frameworks – Ukraine’s Education in Time of Crisis


The number of refugees globally is at an all-time high and it is predicted to continue to rise in the years ahead. Host countries of these refugees are put under pressure as they must stretch the limited resources to accommodate them. The Ukraine war with Russia has caused around 10 million Ukrainians to flee their homes to find safety in neighbouring countries such as Poland. This has consequently disrupted the education of millions as learning institutions have been demolished. The call for continuing education amid crisis resonates with the disaster framework; Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE Framework). The goal of the framework is to make provisions for education during emergencies. The Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) which stipulates inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all is hugely violated during crisis as happening now in Ukraine – children are out of school because of the war. The INEE Framework brings a lifeline to educators and learners as they seek to provide access to safe and relevant learning opportunities as well as to ensure the quality of educational preparedness, response, and rehabilitation. This literature also looks at the integration of refugee educators and learners into their host country’s educational system, the preparedness of host communities and the enhancement of policies by ensuring a functioning multisectoral path to assist the most vulnerable groups as well as individuals with special needs.

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Anthony Kofi Nyame, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

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Conference: IICE2023
Stream: Education

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Nyame A. (2023) Refugees and Disaster Frameworks – Ukraine’s Education in Time of Crisis ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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