Emergency

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

The Hague (AFP) – Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education. More than 250 million children around the world...

Iran: Migrant Children Denied an Education

“If I went back there, I imagine a dark future,” said 16-year-old Ahmad, an Afghan refugee raised in Iran who had fled to Europe. “I just want to have a chance to continue my education, nothing more.” Not only could Ahmad not fathom returning to Afghanistan, but he...

25 million children out of school in conflict zones – UNICEF

N’JDAMENA, Chad/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 24 April 2017 – More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said today. “At no time is education more...

Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees

The crisis in Syria has displaced about 1.4 million children and teenagers from their homes. An estimated 900,000 of them are not in school. Historically, in conflict zones, education has taken a backseat to immediate needs like food, shelter and medical care. But...

The Future of Refugee Education: A Roundup

Over the past month, Refugees Deeply took an in-depth look at the state of refugee education and the ideas that could shape the future of the field. The scale of the problem facing refugee educators is clear from the statistics. More than half of the world’s refugee...

Pakistan: “Education is the only solution”

  Pakistan’s countless flesh and blood victims of the seemingly unstoppable terrorist juggernaut rarely make international headlines. Obscured by the mainstream news narrative, the image of Pakistan which emerges hardly takes into account the extent of the loss,...

Syrian students: ‘We belong in the classroom’

April 13 (UPI) — Jamal al-Ibrahim is perplexed when asked if he thinks he should be working on the streets of Beirut. “Of course not. I should be in school, but I also need to provide for my family,” he says. Now 13, Jamal, one of the 1,500...

Educating refugees: Old ways of working aren’t good enough

The plight of refugees is in the news every day, and not a moment too soon. Refugee children and adolescents suffer from having almost all of their rights taken from them at one point or another, if not all at the same time. Addressing their needs requires new...

Remove Barriers to Syrian Refugee Education

(Brussels) – Participants at a conference on Syria in Brussels on April 5, 2017, should address the reasons why more than half a million refugee children are still not in school, Human Rights Watch said today. Donors and host countries had pledged that all Syrian...

Fighting Boko Haram Through Internet and Education

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram are using the internet for the first time in their lives to further their education. Since its emergence in Nigeria’s northeast in 2002, the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc across the country, leading the government to...

Fighting Boko Haram Through Internet and Education

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram are using the internet for the first time in their lives to further their education. Since its emergence in Nigeria’s northeast in 2002, the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc across the country, leading the government to...

Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Case study of South Sudan

This case study describes implementation of the project Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice. The project, supported by ECHO Enhanced Response Capacity and Oxfam, was implemented by Oxfam in South Sudan between September 2015 and...

Yemen: Classrooms caught in the crossfire

Amal barely survived after a bomb ripped through her school late last year, killing her friends and teacher, and injuring her brother. Now the children can’t sleep at night, haunted by visions of blood and shrapnel-torn skin. “I have to stay up with my children all...

Pakistan: Dreams Turned into Nightmares

I was just 10 when more than 400 schools were destroyed. Women were flogged. People were killed. And our beautiful dreams turned into nightmares. Education went from being a right to being a crime. Girls were stopped from going to school. —Malala Yousafzai accepting...

Crowd sourcing solutions to the challenges of refugee education

Last week, UNESCO headquarters in Paris was abuzz with policy makers, practitioners, students and teachers who had gathered for Mobile Learning Week 2017. Jointly organised by UNESCO and UNHCR the theme of the week was ‘education in emergencies and crises’. Events...

Improving School Education in Afghanistan

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Enrollment at a secondary school in Kabul city has increased by more than a third as a result of improved facilities and resources, which have created a conducive learning environment. This is one of many tangible benefits of grants provided under the...

Yemen children dream of school as war keeps them out

Sanaa (AFP) – Roua Ahmed’s classes ended abruptly when her school in Yemen was bombed, but she still clings to her dream of getting an education. She is one of hundreds of thousands of young Yemenis forced out of school since fighting escalated with a...

1,100 Afghan children a day ‘to drop out of school’

Hundreds of thousands of Afghan children are expected to drop out of school this year, leaving them exposed to significant risks, an international aid group has warned. In a report published on Thursday, Save the Children said that more than 400,000 children in...

Amplifying innovation in refugee education

The mass movement of people is undoubtedly one of the defining issues of our time, dominating policy making, politics and the news media, and for good reason:  in 2015, the number of forcibly displaced people in the world reached its highest level since the end of the...
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