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


10 Barriers to Education Around the World

New Indian Express 14 December 2018

Education is a precious resource, of this there is no doubt. Many people owe their entire careers to teaching. It is easy to see why it is such a priority among the lives of many. However, there are barriers which prevent education from being more commonplace. We’re going to explore 10 of those obstacles here and now, to see what the main challenges are.

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Children bear brunt of Yemen’s ongoing conflict

Anadolu Agency 14 December 2018

Yemeni refugees, especially children, continue to face specter of starvation, disease

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Girls’ Education and Refugees: Interview with Malala Yousafzai

Harvard Political Review 13 December 2018

Malala Yousafzai is a 21 year old female education activist and the youngest Nobel Prize Laureate. From the Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan, she was shot by the Taliban for her activism. On her sixteenth birthday, Malala spoke at the United Nations, calling for education accessibility. She is the author of I am Malala, an autobiography.

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Lebanon: Stalled Effort to Get Syrian Children in School

Human Rights Watch 13 December 2018

The number of Syrian refugee children enrolled in school in Lebanon has stalled at the same inadequate levels as in the 2017-2018 school year, Human Rights Watch said today.

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The will to learn: how education helps save young refugee lives

IRC 13 December 2018

Dalal, 18, wears her best dress, green dotted with tarnished gold beads. She and her friends sit close together on the concrete floor of a tent in a temporary settlement in Akkar, Lebanon, not far from the Syrian border.

Life drastically changed for Dalal and the other young women after fleeing the conflict in Syria. They are among the 13.5 million people displaced by this devastating war, now in its eighth year. Around 1.5 million refugees are in Lebanon and half of them live in extreme poverty. Seventeen percent live in tented settlements like this one.

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Half of Syria’s children have grown up only seeing violence as conflict nears eight-year mark

UNICEF 13 December 2018

With an estimated 4 million children born in Syria since the conflict started nearly eight years ago, half of the country’s children have grown up only knowing war, UNICEF said today. Reaching them wherever they are and meeting their immediate and future needs remains a priority.

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Rohingya facing ‘lost generation’ of children out of school

Aljazeera 12 December 2018

Ban on formal schooling, poor resources leave children of mostly Muslim minority without basic education, report warns.

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Mahali Pop-Up Lab Addresses Education in Conflict

Harvard Graduate School of Education 12 December 2018

Student group Education in Emergencies will co-host a hackathon around the education issues of Syrian refugees in Jordan on campus on December 14–15.

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EAA initiative to ensure refugee children getting equal opportunities to learn

Gulf Times 11 December 2018

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation announced plans to build a global consensus on recognising the academic credentials of migrants and refugee children at the 2018 Global Education Meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

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A right to education: Saving Syrian refugee children from becoming a lost generation

The New Arab 11 December 2018

As the war in Syria continues, with fighting in the countryside of Hama and Idlib and in the province of Deir az-Zour, political and financial elites circle the remains of Syria.

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On the Contact Line: Education Cannot Wait steps up to help children and adolescents in Ukraine

Relief Web 11 December 2018

Imagine going to a school where every day you hear bombs exploding. Imagine riding your bike to class past thousands of rounds of unexploded ordnance, blown out buildings and land mines.

This is just part of everyday life for the girls and boys living on the Contact Line in the Ukraine. For the past five years, the Contact Line has been ground zero in a war that separates Government Controlled Areas and Non-Government Controlled Areas, and affects over 700,000 school children, adolescents and teachers in over 3,500 educational facilities.

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UN seeks $5.5 bn to help countries hosting Syria refugees

France 24 11 December 2018

The United Nations and aid partners on Tuesday said they need $5.5 billion to support countries hosting millions of Syrian refugees, including a million babies born in displacement.

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Gunma teacher’s gift to kids in Cambodia: a decent education

The Asahi Shimbun 11 December 2018

As a child, Miyuki Hoshino, now 92, thought about quitting school because her family was so poor. It was wartime Japan, after all.

Yet, Hoshino completed her education and went on to carve out a career as a teacher at elementary and junior high schools here.

She came to realize that education was the path to a brighter future, no matter where a child might grow up.

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The World Has Failed Children in Conflict Zones

Stabroek News 11 December 2018

LONDON – This Human Rights Day (December 10) marked the 70th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sadly, events over the past few years show that the world is failing to uphold the commitments enshrined in that document, particularly when it comes to protecting children.

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Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities

Relief Web 10 December 2018

Addis Ababa, 10 December 2018: A project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities in Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions in Ethiopia has been launched. Part of a US$15 million two-year investment in refugee education in Ethiopia by Education Cannot Wait, the project will construct three new inclusive model secondary schools, 41 classrooms in eight secondary schools, and 84 classrooms in four primary schools. About 12,000 children from refugee camps and the surrounding host communities - half of them girls – are expected to benefit.

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