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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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After Yolanda: What Children Think, Need and Recommend

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

After Yolanda What Children Think Need Recommend Asking children and young people to share their views about what is going on around them, what they need and what they want to happen next is an important part of making sure the aid meets the needs of those affected by the disaster. On 14th December, Save the Children, Plan International, UNICEF and World …

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Official re-opening of schools in the Philippines’ typhoon affected areas

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

Philippines Reopening Schools The 6th of January marks the official re-opening of schools in the Philippines’ typhoon affected areas. Education Cluster partners are supporting the Department of Education’s Back to Learning Campaign. The campaign will support 500,000 children, including those in day care centres, in getting back to school; 10,000 teachers and day care workers will receive learning …

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