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CAR: Saving Lives Today, Rebuilding Tomorrow

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: June 5, 2015

OCHA_CRA On 26 May 2015, a high-level donors event in Brussels provided the international community with an opportunity to mobilize additional funding for the Central African Republic. OCHA presented a film highlighting the dire humanitarian situation in the country and the need for continued support to life-saving operations. Watch the film here.

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Safe Schools Declaration

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: June 4, 2015

higher_ed_header_04 37 countries joined an international Safe Schools Declaration that commits them to protect education from attack. In situations of conflict, widespread attacks on schools and universities, their students and staff, as well as the use of school buildings by armed parties is denying education to many thousands of people – with devastating results for individuals …

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Youth participation in shaping education policy

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: June 4, 2015

14113549018_cb822a5afb_k The success of the World Education Forum in Korea this month is evidence that education will be central to the post-2015 development agenda. Youth have played a vital role in the development of this agenda. Present at almost every major conference, including at the World Education Forum, young people have added a new, fresh and …

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Nepal earthquake: race against time to get children back to school

Categories: News / RRT News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: June 4, 2015

Nepal_UNI183813 Thousands of children, many still traumatized from losing their homes and loved ones, returned to class on 31 May as Nepal’s schools officially reopened 5 weeks after the devastating earthquake.The reopening had been set for May 17, but was delayed after a second major 7.4-magnitude quake hit the country on 12 May.The majority of children …

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Severe psychological trauma affects children in CAR

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: June 3, 2015

For this student in Gamou Elementary School in Bangassou, math is his favourite subject as he can learn to calculate numbers. Two years of conflict in CAR have left more than 90% of children fearing they will be killed or injured. A new study by Save the Children – which directly consulted 111 children, 113 parents and 66 teachers – found that 91% of children interviewed had feared that they would be killed or seriously injured. …

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2015 is “year of fear” for children worldwide warns Gordon Brown

Categories: News / Uncategorized / No CommentsPosted on: June 2, 2015

2f5d4dc7-6aac-46ab-a768-5aaf989b534f-620x372 UN special envoy for education, Gordon Brown, says this year is worst for children since 1945, with huge numbers becoming refugees or being forced from school. “This is not the year of the child but the year of fear, with 2015 already the worst year since 1945 for children being displaced, the worst year for …

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Southern Turkey Response April Update

Categories: News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: June 1, 2015

index In many emergency contexts it is difficult to find suitably qualified teachers who are able to teach refugee children. As Syria had an established and well-functioning education system prior to the onset of the conflict, this has meant that many qualified teachers also became refugees. Many of these teachers have volunteered their efforts to support …

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GPE grants to support education in Mozambique, Bangladesh, Nepal and Rwanda

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: June 1, 2015

GPE1 The Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education, meeting directly after the World Education Forum in Incheon, approved US$235 million in grants to Bangladesh, Mozambique, Nepal and Rwanda, providing critical funding and momentum toward quality education for all children. This new funding brings the total funding approved by the board since 2002 to …

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NEW! GEC newsletter – special issue on Nepal

Categories: News / RRT News / Watchlist Countries News / No CommentsPosted on: May 22, 2015

UNI184210small We are pleased to share the 19th issue of the global Education Cluster newsletter. Our newsletter is issued every month and is primarily produced by and for Education Cluster members and partners. This month’s newsletter will focus on the devastating impact of the earthquakes in Nepal on the education situation and the efforts of the …

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Children bear brunt of Yemen’s war

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 22, 2015

Download.aspx Although health, nutrition and sanitation needs of children are the most pressing issues for aid agencies, the conflict in Yemen is also taking its toll on the country’s education system. The UN estimates that close to two million children of school age have not been attending lessons since the airstrikes began and it reports that …

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