Category Archives: Refugees and displaced people

Syrian refugees make the best of temporary schools

Mohammed, a teacher from Syria who lives in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, is the fourth participant in our 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. His daily struggle to help Syrian refugee children underlines the need to support teachers in difficult situations – … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Arab States, Basic education, Conflict, Disaster preparedness, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Governance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Refugees and displaced people, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

School meals boost education, communities and economies

To mark World Food Day last week, Carmen Burbano of the United Nations World Food Programme looks at new evidence of the huge benefits of feeding children at school. Education has huge benefits for nutrition, as the EFA Global Monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Famine, Health, Learning, Nutrition, Poverty, Refugees and displaced people | 9 Comments

Education and Kenya’s election: let’s hear how to help the excluded

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Education has emerged as a leading theme in the campaign for Kenya’s hotly contested presidential election on March 4. The quality of education, the lack of teachers and … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

In South Sudan, many girls are missing out on school

Today, July 9, South Sudan celebrates its first anniversary. Since independence, education has been a key priority for the government. But many challenges remain – especially girls’ access to education. It’s been a rough start for the world’s youngest country. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Governance, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people | 10 Comments

Ensuring education for Syrian refugee children

The continuing conflict in Syria is taking a heavy toll on education, as thousands of Syrian families take their children out of school and flee across the border to seek refuge. Recognizing their needs, the United Nations and its humanitarian … Continue reading

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Haiti update: Where’s the public education system?

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The second anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake has drawn attention this week to the needs of the country’s young people, and efforts to give them a future. But … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Governance, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people | 4 Comments

Education rises – slowly – from Haiti’s rubble

As Haiti struggles to recover from the devastating earthquake two years ago, rebuilding education is a major priority – and a small bright light, of sorts. According to Nigel Fisher, the UN secretary-general’s Deputy Special Representative for Haiti, there are … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Donors, Governance, Health, Out-of-school children, Post-secondary education, Refugees and displaced people, Sexual violence | 5 Comments