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UNICEF new report “Under Siege, the devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria”

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: March 15, 2014

UNICEF report Under Siege UNICEF new report Under Siege, the devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria shows that the number of children suffering from the crisis has more than doubled in the past 12 months. Particularly hard hit are up to a million children who are trapped in areas of Syria that are under …

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Support the No Lost Generation campaign

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: March 13, 2014

No Lost Generation UNICEF, Save the Children and other partners are supporting the No Lost Generation campaign, a massive public call to stop the violence and to guarantee the education, protection and psychological support for more than 5.5 million children affected by the conflict. Sign the petition.

Save the Children video on Syria

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: March 13, 2014

Save the Children video on Syria To mark the 3rd year of the conflict in Syria, Save the Children has launched a powerful video depicting a year in the life of a young girl whose comfortable life is shattered by war.

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Attacks on education in Nigeria

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 12, 2014

UNICEF Nigeria has once again been the scene of attacks on education, when in late February 45 students between 13 to 17 years old were killed by unidentified gunmen at the Federal Government College of Buni Yadi, in Yobe State. “Attacks on children and school are unacceptable under any circumstances “said UNICEF’s Regional Director for West …

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Philippines – 3 months on video by Save the Children

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 10, 2014

Philippines typhoon Haiyan SC video “There is hope, said young Filipino Liza, even after a typhoon we can still go back even though our school is destroyed. Learning is important”. This video on Save the Children response to typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines shows the importance of education for affected population but also the distress they experience.

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International Women’s Day

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 8, 2014

20 March_gender-summary-cover Over 100 million young women in low and lower middle income countries are unable to read a single sentence. And 31 million girls are out of school, with half of them unlikely ever to set foot inside a classroom. Those worrying findings of the 2013/4 EFA Global Monitoring Report are in the spotlight of the …

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RRT deployment to South Sudan

Categories: News / RRT News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: March 6, 2014

Annelies Ollieuz, RRT Annelies Ollieuz, Rapid Response Team member, has just been deployed to South Sudan to provide support to the Education Cluster team in Juba. The cluster is mobilizing to provide safe emergency learning spaces for displaced children in the four most conflict-affected States.

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Education under attack 2014

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 5, 2014

GCPEA Education under attack_2014 The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) has just released its new report Education Under Attack. The report provides a detailed picture of the scale, nature, motive and impact of attacks on education, and profile of the 30 most seriously affected countries. “Schools, students, and staff are not just caught in the crossfire, …

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Philippines 3 months on – interview with a Steering Group member

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 4, 2014

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Soren Pedersen interview Søren Pedersen (pictured), Senior Humanitarian Advisor for Save the Children Norway and member of the global Education Cluster Steering Group, and James Sparkes, Global Education Cluster Coordinator, visited typhoon-affected elementary schools in Estancia on February 10. They talked with teachers about the disasters and priorities for getting schools back to being fully operational. Søren Pedersen …

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Malala in Jordan to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian children

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: February 27, 2014

Malala Yousafzai in Za'atari camp Malala Yousafzai is in Jordan to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian children. Speaking in Za’atari, Jordan, Malala emphasized the need for children to return to education. “We are launching two education projects with Save the Children that are examples of solutions that work in an emergency context,” Malala said. “All children must be …

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