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Finn Church Aid recognised as one of leading actors in Education in Emergencies in the world

Finn Church Aid 29 March 2017

Finn Church Aid (FCA) has been selected to be member of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Steering Group. Executive Director Jouni Hemberg is representing FCA in the board beginning from April 2017.

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These mobile games can keep Syrian refugee children learning in spite of war

Mashable 28 March 2017

Two new apps won an international technology competition to help Syrian refugee children learn, play and cope with trauma. The mobile games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster received top honors for EduApp4Syria, which leverages the widespread availability of smartphones to develop free, educational alternatives for millions of Syrian children forced out of school due to conflict.

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Crowd sourcing solutions to the challenges of refugee education

World Education Blog 28 March 2017

Last week, UNESCO headquarters in Paris was abuzz with policy makers, practitioners, students and teachers who had gathered for Mobile Learning Week 2017. Jointly organised by UNESCO and UNHCR the theme of the week was ‘education in emergencies and crises’.

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States gather in Buenos Aires to strengthen school safety in armed conflict

GCPEA 28 March 2017

The Second International Conference on Safe Schools opening in Buenos Aires today will contribute to better safeguarding education in war-zones, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). The two-day conference, hosted by Argentina’s Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs, brings together state, international organization, and civil society representatives from around the world to discuss how to implement the Safe Schools Declaration.

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Países Lusófono e o Índice de Desenvolvimento Humano em 2015

África 21 Digital 23 March 2017

“Já nos países de língua portuguesa, Portugal encabeça a lista na posição 41, Moçambique é o último na posição 181. Portugal é seguido por Brasil, em 79, Cabo Verde 122, Timor-Leste 133, São Tomé e Príncipe 142, Angola 150 e Guiné-Bissau na posição 178.”

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Angola e Moçambique com população rural mais vulnerável ao acesso à água potável

África 21 Digital 22 March 2017

Mais de quinhentos milhões de pessoas nas zonas rurais em todo o mundo não têm atualmente acesso a água potável, de acordo com um relatório divulgado hoje pela organização não-governamental WaterAid, que identifica Angola como país mais vulnerável.

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Syrian refugees face tough odds in quest for higher education

UNHCR 22 March 2017

As a high school student in Syria, Jankidar knew that he wanted to study political sciences. But soon after enrolling in Aleppo University, he had to drop out to support his family.
Then when war broke out in Syria in 2011, he was forced to flee his hometown of Kobane for Lebanon, where he tried once again to get a university degree - this time juggling four jobs to pay for his tuition and make ends meet.

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Dubai Cares launches new Iraqi Kurdistan program and showcases its global EiE strategy

Dubai Cares 21 March 2017

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD 2017), the launch of a AED 3.8 million (USD 1,026,375) program in partnership with UNICEF aimed at easing the pressure on the fractured education system in Iraqi Kurdistan. The program, titled ‘Access to Quality Education for Internally Displaced, Refugee, Host-Communities, and Other Vulnerable Children’, is in line with Dubai Cares’ Education in Emergencies strategy, designed to provide children affected by conflict and natural disasters with access to safe and predictable learning opportunities that teach them both the academic and social-emotional skills they need to learn and thrive.

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Mobile Learning Week: Education and technology converge to provide solutions for displaced people

Relief Web 21 March 2017

Mobile Learning Week, UNESCO’s yearly flagship ICT in education conference, opened on Monday 20 March 2017 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Focusing on ‘Education in emergencies and crises’, this year’s event is organized in partnership with UNHCR and examines how new and affordable technologies can provide learning opportunities for displaced people around the world.

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Afghanistan: Initial Rapid Assessment Report: Education in Emergencies for Undocumented Returnees

Relief Web 17 March 2017

In order to further identify the specific education needs and priorities of undocumented returnee children, the NRC Afghanistan education team in the East and South with support from the Education Unit in the capital office, Kabul, conducted a rapid needs assessment in high return areas and IDP settlements of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar and Kandahar Provinces. Using a mix of structured questionnaires, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and field observations, the team collected quantitative and qualitative data to better inform the design of EiE interventions in Eastern and Southern Afghanistan.

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EU launches education programme for 230,000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey

European Commission 16 March 2017

The European Commission has today launched its largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies to encourage some 230,000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey.

The €34 million ‘Conditional Cash Transfer for Education’ (CCTE) project will provide bimonthly cash-transfers as of May 2017 to vulnerable refugee families whose children regularly attend school. The project will be implemented in partnership with UNICEF and its partner, the Turkish Red Crescent in support of the Government of Turkey.

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Private Sector Could Bridge Education Gap for Syrian Refugees

News Deeply 15 March 2017

The private sector has the potential to help host governments and the international community fill the education gap for Syrian refugees with funding, innovation and expertise, writes researcher Lorraine Charles.

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ONU manifesta preocupação com situação na Guiné Bissau numa declaração pública

África 21 Digital 15 March 2017

De acordo com a declaração, “o clima político na Guiné-Bissau é cada vez mais caracterizado por um aumento das tensões políticas e sociais, bem como uma escalada verbal, por meios interpostos, pelos atores políticos, num contexto de acusações e contra-acusações mútuas”.

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Escolas encerradas devido ao conflito na região centro de Moçambique já estão em funcionamento

Africa 21 Digital 14 March 2017

“A ministra da Educação de Moçambique disse que a situação está normalizada nas zonas onde se registaram conflitos entre as Forças de Defesa e Segurança e a Renamo, garantindo que as escolas que foram encerradas estão em funcionamento.”

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Depois de 5 anos de seca, as chuvas voltam ao sul de Angola

África 21 Digital 14 March 2017

“Os aguaceiros que caem nos últimos dias sobre a província do Cunene causaram várias inundações, alagando ruas e residências, na capital provincial, o que obrigou alguns habitantes de Ondjiva a abandonarem temporariamente as suas casas.”

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