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Learning on the run: using ICT for education in emergencies

20 March 2017

This article was originally posted by GEM Report on the World Education Blog.   Natural disasters, extreme weather, bombings and protracted armed conflict can destroy schools and undermine the normalcy of school life. Given the complexity of how education is impacted by emergencies, innovative solutions are needed to ensure that disruption to education is minimized. Mobile learning in such settings &...

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Norway launches innovative learning games for children affected by war and crisis

20 March 2017

Norway has today launched a new development tool that makes it possible for children to learn to read in areas where schools have been bombed and teachers and families have been forced to flee. With the help of some of the world’s tech giants, Norway has developed two game-based learning apps that can be used anywhere. An estimated 2.5 ...

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Investing in Secondary Education: Darfuri Refugees in Chad

14 March 2017

by Giulia McPherson, Director of Advocacy & Operations, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA   Eastern Chad is home to more than 300,000 Darfuri refugees residing in a series of 12 camps for over a decade. Many adolescents in the camps can recall their flight from Sudan, the result of targeted killings that began in 2003, at the hands of Arab militias ...

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In Mosul, Schools Can Save Children’s Lives

10 March 2017

This blog was originally published on the News Deeply website as part of their Refugess Deeply coverage. It is republished here with permission.   by Paul St. John Frisoli, Senior Education Technical Adviser, Middle East region for the International Rescue Committee.   Over 100,000 children have been displaced by the battle for Mosul. Paul Frisoli, the International ...

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Seminar “Education and Cooperation in Emergencies: concepts, agendas, actors and challenges

10 March 2017

INEE and Institute of Education of Minho University (IE) are hosting the International Seminar “Education and Cooperation in Emergencies: concepts, agendas, actors and challenges”, taking place on the 7th April 2017 at IE, Braga, Portugal.   Background The INEE meetings in Portugal constitute an excellent opportunity to promote INEE ...

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Searching for promising practices in refugee education

7 March 2017

by Joseph Nhan-O’Reilly and Charlotte Bergin of Save the Children A joint initiative by Save the Children, UNHCR and Pearson is looking for examples of promising practice that are providing education to refugee children and young people. Lana wants to be an English teacher. However, after fleeing the war in Syria 3 years ago, Lana has been unable to ...

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Afghanistan: Donors must press the government to safeguard education and uphold civilian protection

24 January 2017

By Susan Raqib, Associate in the Children’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch   “Their blood wouldn’t wash away… So we had to chip it away from the wall with an axe,” a school official told Human Rights Watch, describing the aftermath of a Taliban attack on Afghan security forces who had ...

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Don’t Forget Us: Voices of Young Refugees and Migrants in Greece

19 January 2017

By Sophia Kousiakis “Here we are losing the time and chances, we are losing the time of our youth” – Afghan female youth in Lesvos Today the world is young; youth between the ages of 15-24 years old make up a good quarter of the world’s population. Refugees and migrants are no exception with youth representing 33% ...

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The Difficulty with Data

10 January 2017

By Jamie Weiss-Yagoda How many children are out of school in crisis settings? This is a central question underpinning our work in education in emergencies. It provides us with an understanding of how many children we must aim to reach, and gives a benchmark against which to measure our progress towards getting all kids in school. But despite many admirable ...

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Journal on Education in Emergencies Volume 2

20 December 2016

by the Journal on Education in Emergencies Editorial Board (from the “Editorial Note” in the second issue) We are pleased to announce the second issue of the Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE). This issue features articles that analyze educational programs formarginalized and vulnerable populations living in a wide range of circumstances of crisis or conflict, and that ...

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