Access to education for children in emergency situations is among the top priorities for the EU in its humanitarian funding.
The European Commission has announced today it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU’s humanitarian budget will go to education in emergencies, which is far above the global average of less than 3%.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; heads of state of France, Norway, Malawi and Senegal; and other global education leaders today committed to tackling the global ‘education crisis’ holding back millions of children and threatening progress, at a high-level event in New York City.
World leaders today pledged to tackle the education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening economic development, at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters in New York aimed at securing finance for this critical goal.
Over 16.6 million school days have been missed in Jordan since the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees and the UN General Assembly held in 2016, which pledged to ensure that all refugee children have access to education within a few months of displacement, a Save the Children (STC) report released Tuesday found.
Unlike many teenagers turning 18, Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, spent her 18th birthday opening two schools for Syrian refugee girls at a refugee camp in Lebanon. Now at age 20, the human rights activist is slated to start her studies at Oxford University, and unlike most 20-year-olds, she is traveling the world, talking to world leaders, philanthropists and leading NGOs about how they should invest in refugee kids’ and girls’ education.
“Pelo menos 21 crianças morreram e cerca de 20 estão desaparecidas numa escola do México, na sequência do sismo que na terça-feira causou mais de uma centena de mortos,”
Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has renewed its commitment to Education in Emergencies at a special event held on the sidelines of the week of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The event, which was co-hosted by Dubai Cares and ‘Education Cannot Wait’ fund, brought together the leadership of the world’s most influential companies and foundations to expand dialogue from the political arena, elevate education in emergencies in the minds of those who have the power to initiate change and consequently drive more investment in education by supporting learning opportunities for children and youth in crisis-affected countries.
Mediator who helped gain release of Chibok girls wins Nansen honour for opening schools in conflict zone. Zannah Mustapha, a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria to get a quality education, has been named the 2017 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award.
As the United Nations convenes its 72nd General Assembly in New York City, most American children are bringing home first assignments and exhilarated accounts of colorful teachers, classmates and schoolyard incidents.
Worldwide, though, some 264 million children and youth are missing that adventure, as they are all out of school — leaving us 264 million lives shy of achieving the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4), quality education for all.
Wars, conflict and persecution have in the past five years forced more people than at any other time since records began to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. The single biggest reason for the spike has been the catastrophic war in Syria, but the trend has also been driven by 15 conflicts that have ignited or reignited in the past five years, including those in South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen. As a result, there are now 17.2 million refugees under the mandate of UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. Half of them are under 18.
Selon le ministre de l’éducation nationale, un « recensement » du personnel sur place va d’abord être effectué. L’accueil d’élèves « quelques heures » par jour est prévu dès la semaine prochaine.
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Le retour des élèves en uniforme sur les trottoirs de Port-au-Prince ne doit pas faire illusion: la rentrée scolaire ce lundi en Haïti est loin d’être un succès à cause des difficultés économiques.
Dans une école primaire de Pétionville, les bancs d’une école primaire publique sont encore déserts. “Les parents n’ont pas les moyens pour payer. Ils viendront au fil du mois, en octobre ou aussi en janvier”, confie Lionel Fevilien, un enseignant désoeuvré.
The higher education sector must continue to develop initiatives aimed at increasing access for refugees, to prepare universities for the “next crisis”. That is the view of Einar Meier, senior adviser at the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT), who warned that, while the number of new refugee arrivals in Europe had “plummeted”, the need to assess and recognise a large number of individuals’ qualifications quickly, remained a pressing issue.
Turkey has announced more details about its three-year plan to get all Syrian refugee children into state schools.
Almost 300,000 children currently in temporary education centres will be gradually transferred to official schools. Another 360,000 not currently in education will also start to move into classrooms.
Over 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, according to a report published today by the United Nations refugee agency, which is calling for education to be a vital component of humanitarian response.
“Left Behind: Refugee Education in Crisis” found that there are 6.4 million refugees of school age – between five and 17 – among the 17.2 million refugees under the mandate of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).