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L3 emergency declared in South Sudan

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: February 25, 2014

South Sudan A Level 3 (L3) Humanitarian System-Wide Emergency Response for South Sudan was declared on 11 February, in response the humanitarian crisis in the country. Read the UNICEF latest sitrep for more information on the Education Cluster response

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Why Sri Lankan children drop out in the North

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 14, 2014

IRIN News_Sri Lanka A new UNICEF study released in January, analyzing out-of-school children in four countries – Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, founds that children living in the conflict-affected northern and eastern areas of Sri Lanka have lower school participation rates than the national average, particularly in lower-secondary education with child labour cited one reason for dropout. …

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Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Three Months On

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 13, 2014

Philippines typhoon Haiyan - 3 months on Watch this video on the education situation in Tacloban three months after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. It shows how education is a key platform for many other humanitarian interventions, such as child protection, health, nutrition and WASH. This video by Save the Children highlights the psychosocial distress caused by Typhoon Haiyan to children and the long road …

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UN Secretary-General report on children and armed conflict in Syria

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: February 7, 2014

UN Secretary General A new report of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Syria calls attention to the grave violations against children committed by all parties, including disproportionate targeting and military use of schools. The education for almost 2 million of children has been disrupted. Lack of education opportunities is a key factor for recruitment …

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Children unprepared for Typhoon Haiyan and confused by warning signs

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 7, 2014

Philippines Children unprepared Children say they were confused by the warning signs and did not expect such big waves when Typhoon Haiyan lashed the Philippines three months ago, according to a new report by Save the Children. The report finds that children want to be better prepared before the next emergency and better informed after it. See me, …

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UNICEF “Beyond School Books” podcast

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 6, 2014

UNICEF podcast Beyond School Books Journalist and Middle East Editor at Newsweek Janine di Giovanni – who has been reporting about the human cost of conflicts for the past 30 years – sees education as not only the key to ending, but also to preventing conflict. She has just returned from South Sudan where she talked to children, teachers and …

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Bangladesh teaches disaster preparedness to reduce risk

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: February 6, 2014

DRR in Bangladesh_IRIN Asia Bangladesh is working to enhance children’s understanding of disaster preparedness with the introduction of 10 new supplementary books for teaching the subject, which has been part of the curriculum in primary and secondary schools since 2004. “Teaching students about disaster risks is a good way to reduce… [such] risks. School children are change agents. If …

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UN stresses Central African Republic disaster

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

John Ging OCHA According to John Ging, Director of Operations for OCHA, Central African Republic is in a “mega-crisis”. Many in the population live in fear because of religious and ethnics attacks. He called for a huge international effort to tackle the situation. “Everything has been lost,” he said. “Homes have been destroyed, facilities, schools and medical centres …

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Geneva II peace conference on Syria

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: January 25, 2014

Lakhdar Brahimi Anita Bay Bundegaard - Syria Geneva II Desmond Tutu and fourteen high-level humanitarian leaders called for urgent action to protect Syrian children, in an open letter to the participants of the Geneva II peace conference on Syria. It contains a three-point plan, which includes “ Do not target, or allow military use of, schools or health facilities.” On Monday 20 January in …

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Syria in their words

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: January 9, 2014

Ibrahim_Syria Save the Children has produced a series of portrait of Syrian children refugees who explain the impact of the conflict on their lives.

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