Category Archives: Refugees and displaced people

Education for security and development

Français | Español | العربية By Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan To mark the launch in Amman, Jordan, of the Arabic edition of the 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and … Continue reading

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When aid is driven by the news cycle

School children in Florida Valle, Colombia. Although Colombia has the world’s second-largest population of internally displaced people, they seldom make the news. (Photo: ©UNESCO/Ministerio de Educación, Colombia) Français | Español At the EFA Global Monitoring Report we welcomed the release … Continue reading

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Hard lessons in the world’s largest refugee complex

Français | Español Somali refugees’ struggle for education in the Dadaab camps in northeastern Kenya, which we focused on in a post earlier this month, comes under the spotlight in an article from IRIN that builds on the findings of … Continue reading

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How donors betray children’s hopes in conflict zones

Français | Español By Sarah Press, Education Thematic Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for Save the Children (UK) If you wanted to put names and faces to the million of forgotten children in the world, you might … Continue reading

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For refugees in Kenya, ‘education is the only thing we can take home’

Français | Español By Pauline Rose, senior policy analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report In many ways, Kenya is an example of an African success story in education. According to the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report, growth in the … Continue reading

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Aid donors get an F for education

Français | Español Poor people understand the power of education to transform lives – yet education receives just 2% of humanitarian aid By Kevin Watkins, director, Education for All Global Monitoring Report If you want to see iron resolve in action, … Continue reading

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THE HIDDEN CRISIS: ARMED CONFLICT AND EDUCATION

Français | Español | العربية The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education, is launched today at 10 a.m. in New York by Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, with simultaneous launches in a dozen other locations, … Continue reading

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When schools become battlegrounds

Français | Español | العربية Two studies released this week highlight the grim reality that is increasingly dominating conflict zones – and taking a terrible toll on education, as we describe in the forthcoming 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring … Continue reading

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Forced to flee – and deprived of a decent education

Français | Español | العربية When conflict forces people to flee their homes, the chances of their children getting a decent education suffer a huge blow, our new report finds. The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, to be launched on … Continue reading

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Education doesn’t save lives, so why should we care?

Français | Español The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education, the 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, will be launched on March 1. Patricia Justino, a member of the report’s Conflict Advisory Group, looks at the long-term harm that results … Continue reading

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