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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...

5 things you need to know about refugee education

The world is currently facing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Among them are 22 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. In the words...

Making the most of World Refugee Day

It’s World Refugee Day, a vital moment for raising awareness of the challenges refugees face every day around the world. Refugees have existed since notions of empire and state took root: people who have been forcibly displaced from their home, lacking rights, living...

The Right to Education for Refugees

LONDON – From Fawaz’s home in a makeshift refugee camp just across the border from Syria, where he lives with his now-displaced family, one danger has been traded for another. “There are no schools. There is no education. My children have no toys. They play only with...

Dubai volunteers pack school kits for Syrian children

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 Dubai: Hundreds of volunteers, including families with children, helped pack thousands of school kits for conflict-affected Syrian children in the Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Emirates 2017 campaign on Saturday. Sponsored by Union Coop, the campaign’s...

Tough school? War, illiteracy and hope in Afghanistan

The idea of drafting a nation's brightest new graduates to become teachers in the most deprived areas has been used in both the United States and the UK, where the approach was pioneered by Teach for America and Teach First respectively. But how would this model fare...

Zimbabwe: Keeping Children in School During Natural Crises

In the past few years, Zimbabwe has experienced two extreme weather events, both of which had serious implications for schoolchildren. In February 2016, the government declared a state of disaster related to a severe El Nino-induced drought that contributed to 6,000...

Education in conflict-affected and fragile situations [factsheet]

This factsheet gives an overview of the challenges that countries affected by fragility and conflict often face, what GPE is doing to help them rebuild their education systems during and after a crisis, and the results that it has achieved over the years. Visit the...

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