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Canada & partners announce investment in education for women & girls in crisis & conflict

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada 9 June 2018

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a top priority for Canada and its G7 Presidency. To make gender equality a reality, all women and girls around the world must have equal access to quality education and learning opportunities.

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In war zones and refugee camps, researchers are putting resilience interventions to the test

Science 4 June 2018

In 2015, in the name of science, more than 800 teenage boys and girls in northern Jordan each allowed 100 strands of hair to be snipped from the crowns of their heads. Roughly half the teens were Syrian refugees, the other half Jordanians living in the area. The hair, molecular biologist Rana Dajani explained to the youngsters, would act as a biological diary. Chemicals embedded inside would document the teens’ stress levels before and after a program designed to increase psychological resilience.

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Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities become part of the Hu

Sphere Project 4 June 2018

The Sphere Executive Board welcomed a humanitarian standards initiative focusing on older people and people with disabilities as the newest member of the Humanitarian Standard Partnership.

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Saving lives through Risk Education in Benghazi, Libya

DANISH DEMINING GROUP 4 June 2018

Since the beginning of the year, DDG has taught thousands of children, youth and adults in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which has been ravaged by years of conflict, about the threats of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). The promotion of safe behavior around ERW is essential for people that have been displaced due to the conflict as well as people living in the midst of areas contaminated by explosives that have been left behind from the ongoing conflict.

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Conflict Keeps Half of Afghan Students Out of School

VOA News 4 June 2018

The U.N. Children’s Agency, UNICEF, said nearly half of all school-aged children in Afghanistan — nearly 4 million kids — are out of school due to conflict.

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South Sudan enrolls 1.5 mln children in school in 2018 despite conflict

Xinhuanet 4 June 2018

At least 1.5 million South Sudanese children have enrolled in school in 2018 despite the ongoing civil war that has displaced more than four million people, data released by the country’s education ministry on Monday shows.

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Ongoing conflict leaves nearly half of children in Afghanistan out-of- school

UNICEF 3 June 2018

Nearly half of children aged between 7 and 17 years old – 3.7 million – in Afghanistan are missing out on school, according to the Out of School Children: Afghanistan Country Study released today.

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MED cria Grupo Local de Parceiros da Educação que permite a adesão à Parceria Global da Educação

Ministério da Educação de Cabo Verde 3 June 2018

“Segundo a Ministra da Educação e Desporto, trata-se de desenvolver a educação de forma sustentável, através da integração de todos os intervenientes educativos. Dai que a constituição deste grupo local é formada por sindicatos, representante do Senegal e parceiros nacionais e internacionais.”

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War in Central African Republic leaves ‘sacrificed’ generation out of school

Theirworld 31 May 2018

An upsurge in violence has seen more families fleeing from their homes and hundreds of thousands of children having their education disrupted. A generation of children are being “sacrificed” because the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic means they are not going to school.

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A lost generation: No education, no dreams for Rohingya refugee children

IRIN 28 May 2018

Seventeen-year-old Mohammad Zubayer once dreamed of finishing school and getting a government job so he could help his Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. But today he’s a refugee living in Bangladesh, where the government bars formal education in the crowded camps, leaving a generation of young people like Mohammad out of school and stuck in limbo.

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Why displaced people are being failed by higher education

University World News 25 May 2018

Worldwide fewer than 1% of refugees have access to higher education. Historically, this statistic hasn’t attracted a huge amount of attention: before 2013 most displaced people came from countries where higher education attainment was already relatively low. That changed with Syria. Before the war, about a quarter of Syrians were enrolled in post-secondary education. As they crossed borders and later seas, Syrian young people requested not just asylum, but also access to higher education.

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Aid to Education Reached All Time High in 2016

UNESCO 23 May 2018

A new policy paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report shows that aid to education grew by US$1.5 billion, or 13%, to a record US$13.4 billion between 2015 and 2016, its highest level since records began in 2002.

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Increase in EU aid to education in emergencies but risk of fraud

Brussels Times 21 May 2018

The European Commission adopted last Friday a new policy framework that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education of children in emergency situations to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019.

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EU to increase spending and improve delivery of education in emergencies and protracted crises

European Commission 18 May 2018

Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world.

The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months.

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Gordon Brown launches global funding plan for schools

BBC News 11 May 2018

Gordon Brown is launching a $10bn (£7.4bn) scheme to widen access to education in some of the world’s poorest countries. The UN global education envoy and ex-UK prime minister wants donor countries to act as guarantors on low-cost lending for projects. The fund aims to tackle the problem of 260 million children without schools.

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