Cara Delevingne with Girl Up and UNHCR in Uganda

Girl Up Champion, actress and model Cara Delevingne is visiting Uganda with Girl Up to support its partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and meet refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan as well as refugee girls who have been able to enroll in school thanks to Girl Up and UNHCR.

The facts on refugee girls’ education

  • Currently there are more than 65 million people who have been forced from their homes worldwide.
  • Girls who leave from their homes are often the most vulnerable and are the least likely to be in school.
  • School enrollment among refugee children is much lower than the global average. Refugee students often have no schools nearby to attend, and schools that accept refugees struggle with a lack of learning materials, overcrowded classes, and language barriers.
  • Refugee girls who are not in school are especially vulnerable to early marriage, human trafficking, and child labor.
  • Uganda is host to more than 600,000 South Sudanese refugees. More than 85% of them are women and children.
  • Two-thirds of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are children under the age of 18. Fifty percent are out of primary school.

What can you do?

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  • If you are a US citizen find out how you can help refugee girls here.
  • Donate to support refugee girls’ education in Uganda here.
  • To stand #WithRefugees and call on governments to ensure the education of ALL refugee children please sign UNHCR’s petition.
  • Learn more about how Girl Up ensuring displaced girls get enrolled in school and have access to a quality education.
  • Follow along with Girl Up on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat using #WithRefugees.