Refugee Education Integration Policy (REIP): Providing inclusive and quality education for all children in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq – July 2024 [EN/AR] – Iraq

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As of January 2024, there have been over 274,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq, most of whom resided within the Kurdistan Area of Iraq (KR-I). By November 2023, 70 per cent of Syrian refugee kids had been enrolled in 1,500 public colleges within the Kurdistan Area of Iraq (KR-I).

The combination of refugee kids in public colleges advantages each refugee and Kurdish communities: It offers refugee kids entry to high quality schooling on par with area people college students, minimizes the necessity for disruptive, pricey and momentary measures to maintain parallel refugee education, and fosters social cohesion between refugees and host communities. Refugees’ inclusion into public colleges will even pave the way in which for his or her enhanced financial inclusion, bettering their means to pursue productive and significant lives.

KEY MILESTONES

→ In 2022, the Kurdistan Regional Authorities (KRG) partnered with UNHCR, UNICEF, Save the Youngsters and companions to launch the REIP to step by step combine Syrian refugee kids and academics into the general public schooling system. Beforehand, Syrian refugee kids in camps and concrete areas learnt in a parallel schooling system.

→ The implementation of the REIP began with the 2022-2023 tutorial yr for grades 1-4 and was subsequently prolonged to incorporate grade 5 for the 2023-2024 tutorial yr.

→ In December 2023 on the World Refugee Discussion board, the KRG pledged to incrementally implement the REIP for grades 5-12 by 2030.

→ In January 2024, the Federal Ministry of Training (MoE) introduced that Syrian kids might be allowed to enroll in public colleges in Iraq, no matter their dad and mom’ paperwork.

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