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Despite conflict and lack of teachers, education lures displaced families home in Libya

Theirworld 8 August 2018

Thousands of people who fled ongoing violence said their children’s schooling was a major factor in their decision to return.

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Ago 2018 - Colombia: Ataques a instituciones obstaculizan el acceso a la educación

Consejo Noruego para Refugiados (NRC) 2 August 2018

Durante el primer semestre del año, 44,829 estudiantes y 2,285 docentes fueron obligados a suspender las clases como resultado de los enfrentamientos entre los grupos armados en el Catatumbo. Este año al menos 80 instalaciones educativas han tenido que suspender temporalmente las clases por temor a la violencia en esta región.

Desde enero (2018) se ha reportado un número récord de 26 minas terrestres y restos explosivos cerca de las aulas escolares. 3,459 estudiantes han sido obligados a suspender las clases como resultado de esta grave violación. Los niños y niñas que no asisten a la escuela en las zonas de conflicto están más expuestos al reclutamiento forzado por parte de los grupos armados, y se convierten en víctimas del trabajo y el abuso infantil.

NRC insta al gobierno colombiano a respaldar la Declaración de Escuelas Seguras del 2015, donde los países se comprometen a proteger a los estudiantes, los docentes y los establecimientos educativos de los ataques durante los conflictos armados. 75 naciones han firmado la declaración hasta el momento

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The role of education is paramount in de-radicalisation

The Week 2 August 2018

As cornered Islamic State fighters flee conflict zones of Syria, and Mosul in Iraq, leaving a trail of death and destruction, Maqsoud Kruse, executive director of Saudi Arabia-based Hedayah Centre, a global centre for countering violent extremism, says the world community must address the question of how to deal with the men, women and children of Daesh coming from conflict zones.

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Maestros hondureños se unen para salvar el sistema educativo

ACNUR 2 August 2018

Julio 2018 - Enfrentados con la escasez de presupuesto y la violencia de las pandillas, los educadores hondureños buscan mayor protección y apoyo, con el respaldo de ACNUR, debido a la violencia que enfrentan tanto los estudiantes como los maestros, que van desde la agresión sexual hasta el asesinato. Además, algunos de los padres de los alumnos están encarcelados, mientras que los maestros se enfrentan a extorsiones y amenazas.

Con el apoyo de ACNUR, los maestros han comenzado a trabajar para mejorar la seguridad y las condiciones en las escuelas. Primero, ACNUR les está ayudando a desarrollar medidas de protección y protocolos de seguridad tanto para el personal como para los propios estudiantes. Están creando redes de comunicación entre ellos y los administradores escolares para informar problemas y advertencias para proteger a los maestros y estudiantes.

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80 States have now joined the Safe Schools Declaration

Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack 31 July 2018

The Principality of Monaco has announced its endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration, becoming the 80th country to commit to safeguarding education during armed conflict, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) today. More than one third of all United Nations (UN) member states and the majority of the UN Security Council members have already taken this critical step towards ensuring education for all.

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LATEST SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT

Watchlist.org 30 July 2018

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2427 on July 9, during the Council’s annual Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), held under the presidency of Sweden. The debate followed publication of the Secretary-General’s 2018 annual report on CAC, published on June 27, which documented a 35 percent increase in grave violations in 2017, as compared with the previous year. Following the adoption, the Council was briefed by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict; Ms. Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); and Ms. Yenny Londoño, a civil society speaker representing a Group of Youth Advisers in Colombia. Ninety-one state delegations, representing approximately 116 countries, delivered statements during the Open Debate, which was overall positive in tone.

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Upcoming Elections in Afghanistan Threaten Schools

The Globe Post 30 July 2018

Girls May Suffer the Most
The upcoming Afghan presidential elections in October will make schools especially vulnerable. More than 60 percent of the voter registration and polling centers are schools.

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UN Human Rights Council reaffirms commitment to the right to education in a new resolution

Right to Education Project 29 July 2018

At the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), states reaffirmed their commitment to the right to education by adopting a resolution (A/HRC/RES/38/9) entitled ‘The right to education: follow-up to Human Rights Council resolution 8/4’.

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Can Education Really Reduce Armed Group Recruitment?

Peace News 28 July 2018

Somalia has been engaged in a civil war for almost 30 years, and with over 70 per cent of its population is under 30 years of age, youth and youth education appear to be the key to a peaceful future in the country.

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CPLP: Os discursos da cimeira do Sal

DW 18 July 2018

“A Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa tem mesmo de avançar no domínio da mobilidade. Foi a tónica dominante nos discursos dos líderes lusófonos na abertura do encontro em Cabo Verde. “

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Four New States Endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, Bringing the Total to 79

Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack 11 July 2018

Djibouti, Macedonia, Peru, and San Marino have become the latest countries to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, an international political commitment to protect education in war, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). Seventy-nine countries have now joined the Declaration, including 21 African Union, 35 Council of Europe, and 14 Organization of American States members.

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The Sahel crisis deepens — education under attack in Burkina Faso

OCHA 11 July 2018

Hundreds of schools close as violence surges

Dark clouds dimmed the late afternoon sun before a blustery sandstorm swept through the empty schoolyard in Burkina Faso’s northern Djibo town. Fewer than 20 students were present at the school, but there were no teachers or lessons. A surge in armed raids in the country’s northern borderlands has driven 65,000 pupils and more than 2,000 teachers from schools. Between January and April this year, 44 attacks were recorded in the northern regions.

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Porque o mundo se preocupou mais com 12 rapazes tailandeses que com milhões de crianças em crises?

SIC Notícias 11 July 2018

“Crianças Rohingya que fugiram de Myanmar para o Bangladesh e vivem em paradeiro desconhecido, milhares de crianças sírias que fogem da guerra, a fome que ameaça mais de um milhão de crianças do Iémen.”

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‘The foundation of my dreams’: How an education scheme is giving hope to Syrian refugee children

Independent 8 July 2018

Photojournalist Paddy Dowling, travelling with the Education Above All Foundation which aims get millions of out-of-school children into primary education, visits in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

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In A Conflict Area Like Kashmir, The Students Are Suffering The Most

youthkiawaaz.com 6 July 2018

Almost every student in Kashmir resents the state’s educational system.

In a conflict area like Kashmir, students suffer the most. The irregular system, as well as constant conflict, has pushed many students into depression or other mental health issues. While the rich and powerful in the state conveniently send their children to high-quality schools abroad, the middle-class has no option but to suffer at the hands of ill-equipped local schools.

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