Estimated 500,000 Rohingya children being denied an education

According to The international community there are more than half-a-million Rohingya children have not set foot inside a  classroom since they arrived in the refugee camps for more than two years ago.

Saad Hammadi, South Asia Campaigner at Amnesty International, said “The Rohingya children in the camps in Cox’s Bazar must not become a lost generation.

“The international community must accept that they will not be able to return home to Myanmar any time soon, and they cannot continue to see their futures slowly stolen from them in conditions where they are being denied their right to education”.

“The Bangladesh government can start by lifting the restrictions on education for refugees currently in place.”

The Bangladeshi host community in Cox’s Bazar itself suffers both from a shortage of teachers and high student dropout rates, due in part to pressure on children to enter the workforce early to meet the higher cost of living as household incomes continue to fall.