(February 21, 2017 – Paris) The French and Canadian governments should be congratulated for becoming the latest countries to endorse the international political commitment known as the Safe Schools Declaration, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). The endorsement came during the international conference on the protection of children in armed conflicts being hosted by the French foreign ministry in Paris today.
“France and Canada’s support for the Safe Schools Declaration is a welcome addition to the growing community of countries demanding that schools be safe places for children, even during war,” said Diya Nijhowne, GCPEA Director. “The Safe Schools Declaration lays out many common-sense steps that countries can take to help ensure that students and schools are better protected.”
On 14 and 15 February, key government officials from the Ministries of Education and National Disaster Management Offices of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States and other active stakeholders came together at the 2nd ASEAN Regional Conference on School Safety in Bangkok. The Conference was co-organized by ASEAN, ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative (ASSI) Consortium and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Peace and conflict scholars have called for all countries to promote peace education in school curriculum, saying it will go a long way in ensuring a conflict-free world.
The experts were speaking during the first day of a peace education conference organised by Aegis Trust at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi, yesterday.
A violent eight-year conflict originating in Nigeria has intensified in the last four years and spread across borders into Niger, Chad and Cameroon, resulting in Africa’s biggest humanitarian and protection crisis.
Across the Lake Chad Basin, 17 million people are affected by the conflict, and over 2.6 million – of which 1.5 million are children – have fled their homes in search of safety and protection. Hunger and malnutrition remain at critical levels with 7.1 million people severely food insecure – 5.1 million of them in Nigeria alone. In Borno State in northeast Nigeria, at least 400,000 people could currently be experiencing famine- like conditions.
Give children and youth a passport to their future. 3 245 000 children are in need of emergency education in the region. Although schools, teachers and students have been deliberately targeted in this conflict, the education sector is heavily underfunded. This has to change.
A sea of uniform white settlements in the middle of a vast desert, Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp has grown, first from a temporary fix to a geopolitical conflict, and more recently into a large, bustling town of 80,000 with supermarkets, pizza shops, and even a taekwondo training academy. Viewed from afar, the rows of white shacks fade into the horizon, merging with the desert sand.
For Max Frieder, an artist and educator, the white walls represented an opportunity.
Frieder has worked with communities around the world to create murals and public art projects with an eye toward community-building, education, and conflict resolution.
” O alto comissário da ONU para Refugiados e a diretora do Programa Mundial de Alimentação (PMA) estão preocupados com a falta de comida que afeta 2 milhões de refugiados em 10 países africanos. Esta segunda-feira, Filippo Grandi e Ertharin Cousin alertaram para o total de refugiados que o continente tem atualmente: quase 5 milhões, praticamente o dobro de 2011”
“O Fundo das Nações Unidas para a Infância (Unicef) apoia o processo que culmina com a rejeição de práticas como a mutilação genital feminina na Guiné-Bissau. Pelo menos seis aldeias fizeram a declaração pública de rejeição esta segunda-feira (6), por ocasião do Dia Internacional de Tolerância Zero à excisão genital.”
“O Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua lança na próxima terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro, uma nova plataforma de ensino à distância, denominada “Português mais perto”.”
Mariam Hammad, despite every adversity of war and hardship, is trying to be a student in Aleppo in the dark heart of Syria’s civil war. “My city has turned to ruins,” she says. Despite being in constant danger, forced out of her home twice by shelling and living without regular supplies of electricity or water, this 22-year-old has refused to give up being a student.
The World Bank has partnered with a number of Turkish agencies and the European Union to construct schools for Syrian refugees in Turkey, according to a statement from the lender.
Funded by the EU and implemented by the KFW Development Bank and the World Bank, the “School Construction Projects under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey” aims to support the Turkish government to improve access to education for Syrians under temporary protection, as well as their host communities, by expanding disaster-resilient education infrastructure in priority provinces, according to the statement that was released on Jan. 30.
This article is the second part of a two-part series. The first article, Refugee Youth Traumatized by War: Overwhelmed, Understudied, examined research on the mental health of traumatized youth.
Psychologists and researchers have developed evidence-based treatments to help those who are trying to improve the mental health of traumatized young refugees.
But a shortage of mental-health professionals working with refugees makes these methods difficult to roll out.
BRUSSELS/ATHENS, 25 January 2017 – A new joint action between UNICEF and the European Union will support more than 6,000 refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied minors, across Greece. It will be financed through the EU emergency support instrument, which enables the European Commission to fund emergency operations within the EU.
At a time of harsh weather conditions in Greece, the project will help keep refugee and migrant children safe and cared for and give them access to child protection and educational services. This will give them a chance of a new start in their lives after fleeing war, conflict and deprivation, as well as restoring resilience and routine.
O secretário-geral citou dois grandes desafios pela frente. O primeiro é a educação. Ele afirmou que a educação “é pré-requisito para o desenvolvimento econômico e a paz”.
E o segundo desafio é o desemprego entre os jovens que priva esse grupo de uma oportunidade para atingir seu potencial e têm influência em conflitos e no aumento do terrorismo global.
It is just over a year ago on September 25, 2015 when global leaders adopted Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Some may argue that little has changed in the global landscape since then, as war and conflict have intensified and the means to address the refugee situation continues to elude policy makers.
Contagem, em Minas Gerais, e Câmara de Lobos, na ilha da Madeira, estão entre os 16 municípios reconhecidos por promover a educação e o aprendizado de longo prazo; entrega do selo Cidades Aprendizagem será em setembro.