Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis


United Kingdom 74th state to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack 19 April 2018

U.K. Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, announced his government’s endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration today, at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in London, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). The U.K. is the 74th country to endorse the Declaration, joining two-thirds of Council of Europe and three-quarters of European Union members in committing to protect education in armed conflict.

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Education plays a “key role” in refugees’ integration

Info Migrants 18 April 2018

Universities have an important role to play in improving refugees’ living conditions and promoting integration, according to experts at a conference in Rome. But a UN representative at the meeting said just one percent of refugees worldwide have access to higher education.

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Lebanon: Positive Step for Refugee Children

Human Rights Watch 17 April 2018

A new regulation allowing some Syrian teenagers to get temporary legal status in Lebanon more easily is a positive and long-awaited step, Human Rights Watch said today. Lebanese authorities should ensure that all children can maintain legal status, a key factor in fulfilling their right to an education.

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Conflict, access major obstacles to improving education in Arab nations

Arizona State University 17 April 2018

The Arab world has one of the world’s youngest populations and is in great need of access to higher education to accelerate its economy — a challenge that Arizona State University is helping to solve.

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Syria’s refugee children: Futures lost to the war

Aljazeera 11 April 2018

Muzoon Almellehan would be an ordinary Syrian girl from Deraa, south of Damascus, dreaming of a future as a journalist, if war hadn’t forced her family of six to flee her home country in 2013.

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Education: the hope of rural Colombia

Norwegian Refugee Council 11 April 2018

Born into an armed conflict, many children and youth in Colombia joined the armed forces or fled their hometowns, foreclosing the possibility of them going to school. Following the peace agreement, both youth and adults in Colombia are now resuming their studies.

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Refugee education must be ‘top of the agenda’ says Muzoon

UNHCR 10 April 2018

When Muzoon Almellehan fled her home in Dara’a, Syria, five years ago, she did not know if she would be able to attend school at the refugee camp in Jordan. So, the then 14-year-old packed her school books among the handful of belongings she was allowed to carry to safety.

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Angola: Milhares de professores angolanos entram em greve

África 21 9 April 2018

Os professores das escolas públicas de Angola iniciaram hoje (09) uma nova greve geral de duas semanas convocada pelo Sindicato Nacional dos Professores Angolanos (Sinprof).

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The world’s toughest place to study?

BBC News 29 March 2018

In the rubble of Syria’s long war, there are all kinds of images of destruction and despair. But despite all the odds, in the depths of the siege of Eastern Ghouta, there are young people still trying to study and plan for a future.

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In Yemen, children’s education devastated after three years of escalating conflict

UNICEF 27 March 2018

Nearly half a million children have dropped out of school since the 2015 escalation of conflict in Yemen, bringing the total number of out-of-school children to 2 million, according to a UNICEF assessment released today.  Meanwhile, almost three quarters of public school teachers have not been paid their salaries in over a year, putting the education of an additional 4.5 million children at grave risk.

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Fears rise of ‘lost generation’ as more Syrian refugee children out of school - report

Thomson Reuters Foundation 27 March 2018

More than 40 percent of Syrian refugee children living in neighbouring countries are not being educated and the number is rising due to a lack of funding and bullying in schools, children’s rights group KidsRights said on Tuesday.

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Leveraging technology to support education for refugees

Modern Diplomacy 27 March 2018

UNESCO will present a report on the potential of technology to address the educational needs of refugees, A lifeline to learning: Leveraging technology to support education for refugees, on 27 March (11.45 am) during Mobile Learning Week, the Organization’s flagship event on information and communication technologies for education.

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China doa dois milhões de dólares para apoiar refugiados da RDC em Angola

África 21 Digital 19 March 2018

A China doou US$ 2 milhões de dólares para ajudar os refugiados da República Democrática do Congo instalados no campo de Lóvua, na província angolana da Lunda Norte.

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Malawi’s Recovery and Resilience Efforts Have Major Impact on Education

The World Bank 14 March 2018

When floods overwhelmingly overtook Malawi in 2015, families were displaced, livelihoods destroyed, and schools were shut down. Lalanje Primary School in Nsanje, at the southernmost tip of Malawi, was one of the schools shut down by the floods.

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Teacher works overtime to give Rohingya girls a chance to learn

Thomson Reuters 14 March 2018

Displaced from her homeland as a child, Alinesa went to school for the first time when she was 11 years old – and quickly made up for lost time. Now 32, she has become a teacher and a champion of education for refugees, especially girls.
Alinesa fled Myanmar with her family 26 years ago and found safety in the south-eastern Bangladeshi coastal district of Cox’s Bazar. She grew up there in Kutupalong refugee settlement, taking advantage of educational opportunities she was denied back home.

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