Emergency

Rebuilding education and peace in Mindanao

Written by Imelda Deinla Ella, not her real name, was allegedly caught as an ‘amazon’ or woman fighter for the MNLF [Moro National Liberation Front] during the Zamboanga siege in September 2013. Her family is poor and she supported herself through vocational school by...

DRC: Education Equals Bright future

Thierry Tshiswaka spent the first 23 years of his life growing up in the western part of the Democratic Republic of Congo with his family. Life in the western part was good. In 1998, Thierry, without much thought of safety or security, moved to Kivu, a province in the...

27 million children out of school in conflict zones – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 18 September 2017 – Some 27 million children are out of school in conflict zones, UNICEF said in a report released today. Focusing on the importance of education for children who have been forced from their homes by conflict and disasters, the report notes...

Refugees: A worrying education gap

Wars, conflict and persecution have in the past five years forced more people than at any other time since records began to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. The single biggest reason for the spike has been the catastrophic war in Syria, but the trend has...

3.5m refugee children out-of-school – UN

No fewer than 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said. The UN refugee agency in a report: ‘Left Behind: Refugee Education in Crisis’ published on...

UNHCR report highlights education crisis for refugee children

GENEVA – More than 3.5 million refugee children aged 5 to 17 did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today. These include some 1.5 million refugee children missing out on primary...

Left Behind: Refugee Education in Crisis

Download PDF (9.28 MB)   About this report This report tells the stories of some of the world’s 6.4 million refugee children and adolescents under UNHCR’s mandate who are of primary and secondary school-going age, between 5 and 17. In addition, it looks at the...

How Egypt is promoting education for Syrian refugees

CAIRO — On Aug. 24, the General Administration for Community Participation affiliated with the Education Ministry organized orientation lectures for Egyptian and Syrian students and their parents at one of the schools in the 6th of October Educational Administration...

Does hope have a price? Uganda’s refugee crisis

Value for money is the defining international aid mantra of our age – and rightly so. These are fiscally straitened times in donor economies. We need to ensure that every last aid dollar delivers results for the world’s poorest people. But what price do you put on...

Salary crisis puts 13,000 schools in Yemen at risk of closure

A Yemeni non-governmental research centre has warned that 13,000 schools are to be closed, most of them in the Houthi-controlled areas in the country, because of a salary crisis. A report issued by the Research and Education Resources Information Centre, based in...

Over 500,000 Syrian Refugee Children Are Out of School

Saddam and his family fled Syria four years ago. Every day since then, the 12-year-old has worked at a grocery store to support his family, who now lives in Lebanon. Saddam, whose last has never received any formal education. "I am sad because I cannot go to school....

Over 500,000 Syrian refugee kids not receiving education, UN says

Since his family fled civil war in Syria five years ago, 15-year-old Ali al-Sbehi hasn't set foot in a school. Instead, he has put in 12-hour shifts in a supermarket, a fast food stand and now a coffee shop, enduring abuse from employers, back-breaking work and low...

When Education Is Hijacked by War

In 2014, Diego Ibarra Sánchez was photographing at a school in Iraq. The building was pockmarked with craters from mortar shelling that obliterated an Islamic State encampment that had sought refuge there. In one classroom, Iraqi soldiers kicked around the head of an...

Lebanese schools trying to unite refugees with local children

Lebanon (MNN) — What happens when one out of every five people in your country is a refugee? According to Daniel Dieleman of Tent Schools International, the school system suffers. Lebanon is hosting more than one million Syrian refugees, and many classrooms have more...

Uganda: Peace clubs formed to bring harmony in refugee schools

“Before joining the club I was so fearful, I could not speak out on anything, whether bad or good." EDUCATION | REFUGEES Children can be a foundation of peace if involved in the peace-building processes. This is the initiative children affected by the South Sudan...

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