Category Archives: Refugees and displaced people

Education in the spotlight in 2011

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for all Global Monitoring Report The Arab Spring, South Sudan’s long-awaited independence and the world’s 7 billionth baby featured in our top 10 blog posts for 2011, which highlighted key messages of the … Continue reading

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Education in Somalia needs help urgently, agencies say

A group of 14 agencies and non-government organizations led by UNICEF and Save the Children has exposed the devastating effect of conflict, drought and famine on education in Somalia. Urgent action and funding is needed to prevent the situation worsening … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Donors, Famine, Human rights, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people | 6 Comments

Education needs to be protected by law

Français | Español Human Rights Watch has supplied further momentum to the growing movement to protect education during conflicts, by pointing out the gap between global and national legal protections. Governments should explicitly outlaw attacks on schools and curtail their … Continue reading

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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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