20 million young people around the world who are living with conflict are out of school - and today more people are displaced by conflict than at any time since The Second World War.
In 2018, we made it a priority to provide books to those who live with or have fled conflict and since then, each year, we send thousands of books to people who are displaced, those in refugee camps and those escaping conflict.
Reaching refugees in Greece
In Greece, refugees seeking safety from wars at home continue to arrive every week. When they reach Greece, they are supported by a network of small NGOs, many of which operate on a shoe-string and in difficult conditions. These inspiring organisations provide the opportunity for refugees to return to education, to begin to learn English and to find a safe space which offers refuge from the day to day realities of camp life.
In 2018, we worked with seven of these grassroots organisations to support refugees, providing 5,669 books for all ages to community libraries, classrooms and mobile libraries to help displaced people begin to write the next chapter. These books are transformative for refugees like Habiba: