With nearly half of the global refugee population under the age of 18, the importance of education in protracted refugee situations is universally recognized. This thesis will examine the impact of education in protracted refugee situations, by looking education in terms of economic opportunity and its role in the search for durable solutions. For this purpose, thirty four Somali refugees living in Kharaz refugee camp in southern Yemen were interviewed on the topics of education and employment. What became evident during the course of the research was that for the Somali refugees residing in Kharaz, education is measured in more than simple economic terms; it provides a tangible goal along with hope for a better future.
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MA in Migration & Refugee Studies
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Library of Congress Subject Heading 1
Refugees -- Yemen.
Library of Congress Subject Heading 2
Refugees -- Education -- Yemen.
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(2012).Is education beneficial in protracted refugee situations? a case study of Somali refugees in Kharaz refugee camp [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Lack, Stephen. Is education beneficial in protracted refugee situations? a case study of Somali refugees in Kharaz refugee camp. 2012. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.