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Repatriation delay jeopardizes future of 100,000 Rohingya schoolchildren

Dhaka Tribune 18 February 2018

Bangladesh has not taken any steps to help the children continue their studies. Thousands of Rohingya children, who fled to Bangladesh from the Rakhine state to save their lives, are staring at a bleak future as chances for them to resume their schooling appear slim.

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Millions of East African children at risk of quitting education due to drought, conflict: report

Daily Sabah Africa 16 February 2018

Nearly 5 million children across East African countries risk dropping out of schools due to drought and conflict, Save the Children said in a new report Thursday.

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Peace Education Program Helps Colombians Heal From Civil War

PRWeb 15 February 2018

Colombia was embroiled in the chaos of civil war for more than five decades, with some 220,000 lives lost and over 5 million people displaced. The longest-running war in the Americas is hopefully coming to a close now, as the various armed groups are engaged in reconciliation efforts. But intense challenges remain on the road to building a lasting peace.

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One in six children ‘affected by conflict’ - Save the Children

BBC News 15 February 2018

One in every six children are now living in a global conflict zone, a new report by Save the Children claims.

Children are at more risk from armed conflict now than at any other time in the last 20 years, the charity says.

Its new analysis found more than 357 million children were living in a conflict zone - an increase of 75% from the 200 million of 1995.

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IRC Warns of Children’s Crisis in Afghanistan

International Rescue Committee 15 February 2018

The IRC warns the youngest Afghans are paying the price of escalating crisis as UNAMA reports over 10,000 casualties in 2017
Education under particular threat as Taliban expand active reach to 70% of Afghan territory - with needs especially acute for girls
IRC staff face intimidation by the Taliban or other armed groups even in efforts to screen children as young as five for malnutrition
IRC reaffirms its commitment to stay and deliver to those most in need - especially children - despite high-level threat environment

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São Tomé e Príncipe: Parceria Global para Educação

Ministro da Educação, Cultura, Ciência e Comunicação 15 February 2018

“O Ministro da Educação, Cultura, Ciência e Comunicação, Olinto Daio, participou nos dias 1 e 2 de Fevereiro, em Senegal, na conferência internacional sobre financiamento da educação. (...) O titular da pasta da educação, ressaltou a importância do investimento e frisou que STP já beneficia do Fundo Global para Educação. “São Tomé e Príncipe,  nos últimos 10 anos tem dado importância financeira a educação, pois,  uma média de 27% do OGE são canalizados para educação. São Tomé e Príncipe já vem beneficiando do financiamento do Fundo da Parceria Global para Educação,” com o projecto em curso- Educação de qualidade para todos.”

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Angola: Incrementadas verbas no OGE para admissão de 20 mil novos professores

ANGOP 8 February 2018

“As verbas alocadas aos sectores da educação e saúde, na proposta de Orçamento Geral de Estado (OGE) de 2018, deverão ser incrementadas para permitir a admissão de 20 mil novos professores para todos os níveis de ensino (primário e secundário)  (...)”

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Colombia: conflict forces children out of school

Norwegian Refugee Council 7 February 2018

Nearly 700 children in El Tarra were forced to stop their regular classes after clashes between armed groups. “The reality for many children is in stark contrast to the positive picture painted by the peace agreement,” warned Christian Visnes, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Country Director in Colombia.

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Luxemburgo disponibiliza 3,5 milhões de euros para reabilitação de 100 escolas em Cabo Verde

África 21 Digital 6 February 2018

“A Cooperação Luxemburguesa disponibilizou ao Governo de Cabo Verde 3,5 milhões de euros (cerca de 400 mil contos), para implementação do Programa de Apoio ao Setor da Água e Saneamento e para a reabilitação de 100 escolas do Ensino Básico nos próximos três anos.”

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UNICEF offers education programmes for refugee children to stay on track

The Jordan Times 6 February 2018

While most children get back on their routines after the winter break, 14-year-old Syrian refugee Nizar strives to return to school while working to support his family.

“I love it — I do love school, and I miss it so much,” he told The Jordan Times during a visit to the Makani centre in Sweileh, where he shared his struggle to continue his education after fleeing the Syrian conflict with his family.

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Macron e Rihanna lideram conferência para financiar educação

Interlusófona 4 February 2018

“O Global Partnership for Education (GPE) reuniu vários chefes de Estado africanos, governos e o sector privado em um encontro co-presidido por França e Senegal, e espera arrecadar 3,1 biliões de dólares (2,5 biliões de euros) nos três próximos anos para fornecer educação a 870 milhões de crianças em todo o mundo que não vão à escola.”

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ONU e União Africana criticam obstrução à resolução da crise na Guiné-Bissau

Interlusófona 3 February 2018

“Numa declaração conjunta, o secretário-geral da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), António Guterres, e o presidente da Comissão da União Africana (UA), Moussa Faki Mahamat, “expressam a sua preocupação com a prolongada crise política na Guiné-Bissau, apesar das múltiplas oportunidades oferecidas aos principais interessados políticos para chegar a um acordo consensual”.”

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Education is sole response to militant violence, says Macron

France 24 2 February 2018

Education is the sole response to the global rise of extremism, French President Emmanuel Macron told a conference in Senegal on Friday where he pledged €200 million ($248 million) to support an international education fund.

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South Sudan: war deprives children of education

Aljazeera 2 February 2018

South Sudan has the world’s highest proportion of young children not getting an education.

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Education financing, during emergencies, quality top discussions at GPE replenishment conference

Devex 2 February 2018

More than 1,000 educators, human rights activists, senior development officials, ministers of education, and private sector representatives assembled in Dakar for the partnerships day of the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference. Outside the meeting halls, discussions of this pivotal replenishment year formed the underlying buzz with questions around how close both developing countries and private donors will come to pledging the estimated $3.1 billion required in education financing over the next two years.

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