The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reported that over 6 million of school-age refugee children around the world have no school to go to.

Filippo Grandi, UN high commissioner for refugees, warned that there was need for the issue to be addressed in ord3.7 million children who are out of school come from developing countries.While 900,000 are Syrians.

The report which was made prior to the UN summit scheduled to hold next week emphasized that lack of basic schooling affects refugees’ chances in later life.

“Only one in 100 refugees manages to enter a university, compared to one in three among ordinary youth,” Grandi said.

“All too often, education for refugee children is considered a luxury, a non-essential optional extra after food, water, shelter and medical care.

“This lack of schooling can be hugely damaging, not only for individuals but also for their families and societies, perpetuating cycles of conflict and yet more forced displacement.’’