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Launch: Global Consultation on EiE and Protracted Crises

19 January 2016

We invite you to participate in the Global Consultation on education in emergencies and protracted crises from 19 January - 12 February 2016.   As we wrote about in December 2015, a call has been made to create a ‘common platform’ to generate political commitment and financial resources for meeting the educational needs of millions of children and young people...

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Big hopes for educucation, and yet more big targets at the World Humanitarian Summit

11 February 2016

by GEM Report. This blog was originally posted on the World Educaiton Blog. The UN Secretary-General’s Report, One Humanity: Shared Responsibility, was released yesterday for the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this May. It contains calls for reform in humanitarian aid architecture that could change lives for millions if taken at their word. The writing...

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Syria Donors Conference: A ‘Vision of Hope’ for the Next School Year?

11 February 2016

by Hiba Salem, University of Cambridge. This blog was originally posted on 11 February 2016 on NORRAG NEWSBite. “Never has the global community raised so much money in a day”, states Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, referring to the $10bn pledgeduring the Syria Donors Conference, which took place in London a week ago today on the 4th of February, 2016....

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Inside Syrian Refugee Schools: Teachers struggle to create conditions for learning

10 February 2016

by Sarah Dryden-Peterson and Elizabeth Adelman in a Blog Series: Inside Syrian Refugee Schools | Number 1 of 1 Editor’s Note: In this blog series, Sarah Dryden-Peterson and Elizabeth Adelman explore the experiences of Syrian refugee children and their teachers, drawing on long-term observations and interviews in Lebanon in formal and non-formal schools that serve Syrian refugees. ...

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Syria? Education?

3 February 2016

by GEM Report, originally published on the World Education Blog It’s not news that calls for funds for education in humanitarian situations are left unmet, but it doesn’t fail to shock when the actual figures are laid bare. Syria, which no one can deny is in dire need of assistance, and where education has...

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Refugees, Displaced Persons and Education: New Challenges for Development and for Policy

29 January 2016

This blog was originally posted on NORRAG NEWSBite.   When the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) of 2011 focused on The Hidden Crisis: Armed Conflict and Education, its focus was not principally with refugees at all, but with the massively deleterious effect of conflict on education. Arguably, the refugee crisis now affecting Europe has made this hidden crisis dramatically...

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SG Blog Series: One size does not fit all - Non-formal education approaches in the Syria context

29 January 2016

by Silje Skeie, Education Advisor at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) This post is part of the INEE Steering Group Blog Series, in which INEE Steering Group members share their current work and ideas on education in emergencies.    Conflict and displacement in Syria has led to the disruption of education and learning loss for millions...

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Competition Seeks to Develop Education App for Syrian Children Fleeing Conflict

29 January 2016

International partnership launches $1.7 million EduApp4Syria prize to help Syrian children learn to read Washington, DC (January 29, 2016) - A Norway-led coalition today announced the launch of a 15 million Norwegian Kroner (approximately US$1.7 million) competition to help displaced Syrian children continue their education during the protracted conflict. The EduApp4Syria competition will select up to five initial winners to develop a...

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Delivering education to children affected by the conflict in Syria

21 January 2016

by Joseph Nhan-O'Reilly, Head of Education Policy & Advocacy at Save the Children This blog post was originally published by the Global Partnership for Education on 20 January 2016. In a little over two weeks, representatives from governments and UN agencies will meet in London to agree how to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of people affected...

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Hearts and classrooms big enough for Syria and Canada

11 January 2016

This blog post was originally published by the Canadian Education in Emergencies Working Group on 8 January 2016. Close to a month has gone by since footage went viral of Prime Minister Trudeau welcoming the first planeload of Syrian refugees at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Since that time, more than 6000 Canadian newcomers have arrived. Sponsorship groups and settlement agencies are...

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