Breaking the cycle: Education and the future for Afghan refugees

The recognition of Aqeela Asifi as the UNHCR's 2015 Nansen Refugee Award winner shone a light on the education of Afghan girl refugees living in Pakistan. This report puts that work in context, looking at the extreme challenges faced by children in that situation, with a focus on girls.

"Breaking the cycle" looks at the challenges faced by refugee children in accessing education, the dangerous impact a lack of education has, the benefits that primary and secondary education offer, and some of the ongoing innovative programs seeking to deliver more education for Afghan refugees in the South West Asia region.