Early Childhood Development in the Syrian and Rohingya Refugee Response Regions
The Syrian and Rohingya refugee flows are currently two of the largest in the world. The majority of the Syrian migration is to other countries in the Middle East, while the majority of the Rohingya migration from Myanmar has been to the Cox's Bazar area of Bangladesh. Early childhood development (ECD) programming, although critical for human development and learning, has been overlooked beyond the basics of food, shelter and survival in humanitarian contexts. Professor Hiro Yoshikawa and Dr. Alice Wuermli report on current and planned research in initiatives to provide and evaluate ECD services in these regions, representing partnerships between Sesame Workshop, the International Rescue Committee, BRAC, and (as the research and evaluation partner) NYU's Global TIES for Children Center.
NYUHiro YoshikawaCourtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education, Steinhardt and Co-Director of the Global TIES for Children Center
NYUAlice WuermliAssociate Director of the Low-Income Countries Program