Supporting the learning and socio-emotional development of refugee and migrant children in Colombia

Boy learning from home
UNICEF / 2020 / Romero


Over 5.6 million refugees and migrants have left the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (“Venezuela”) since 2016, with 30 per cent going to Colombia. The Colombian Government provides them with access to the formal education system. However, children continue to face many barriers. An estimated 1.11 million children (49 per cent girls) will need education services in 2021. This case study examines two of UNICEF’s two flagship education programmes for refugee and migrant learners: Learning Circles and The Village.