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UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict launches new initiative to improve awareness and action to protect boys and girls affected by armed conflict. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, unveiled a new initiative to generate greater awareness and action to improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict.
In December 2018, as part of an Education in Emergencies project, the UNRWA education programme in Gaza held an awareness-raising session for some 1,744 parents across 17 schools in the Gaza Strip.
Parental engagement is a vital component of the Agency-wide UNRWA Education in Emergencies (EiE) initiative. The full implementation of EiE is shouldered by parents and guardians who ensure the continuation of education both at home or in alternative spaces. During these sessions, parents have the opportunity to engage more actively with the content of their childrens’ education. They are able to explore the ways in which they will be able to further support the educational and psychosocial wellbeing of their children.
Hosting the largest number of Syrian refugees, Turkey provides multidimensional education programs for Syrian children to help ease their transition into the schooling system
In a longer school day, students complain of hunger and drop out.
“As you can see, the green plum, everything is finished,” says Sinneh Binda, pointing to a tall mango tree. Towering over the courtyard of the Cinta Public School, about an hour’s drive from Liberia’s capital city of Monrovia, the tree is barren, devoid of the fruit that should be hanging from its branches. “When we get hungry, we can just be eating everything in the tree,” she explains.
Children are being denied access to education in the central Afghanistan province of Maidan Wardak by a combination of conflict, poverty and conservative tradition, according to speakers at an IWPR event in the provincial capital Maidan Shahr.
Deux semaines après la rentrée scolaire, l’UNICEF apporte son appui au gouvernement de la République Démocratique du Congo dans l’organisation de la campagne porte à porte. Cette campagne a pour but de mobiliser au sein des ménages les parents à inscrire leurs enfants à l’école primaire. La campagne est pour l’UNICEF l’occasion de rappeler la responsabilité de chacun pour la scolarisation qui est un droit pour chaque enfant.
Being an educator requires sincerity and great patience, especially when teaching children who had never received formal education.
However, thanks to the sheer determination in ensuring that children nationwide have viable access to education, Zulkernai Fauzi, the principal of Sekolah Bimbingan Jalinan Kasih (SBJK) in Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kampung Baru initiated efforts to seek out homeless children in the city to join the school.
For the last six months I’ve been focusing on getting water and food to as many schools and students as possible. During this time I’ve become more and more fascinated with a way of life that is so different from everywhere else in the world I’ve lived and worked: pastoralism. Ethiopia is home to the largest group of pastoralists in Africa, estimated at 14 million strong, making up over 15% of its population.
Inadequate shelter, school closures and a lack of safe water and sanitation are the three biggest concerns of Nepali children affected by two huge earthquakes, said a major survey published on Saturday, the three month anniversary of the first quake. Children interviewed by aid agencies in the aftermath of the disaster also expressed worry about the lack of privacy and space, with younger children fearing attacks by wild animals, and girls feeling vulnerable to sexual harassment.
On April 25, a devastating earthquake hit the country of Nepal. It damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and affected more than three million children, causing immeasurable trauma and loss. Now, three months later, communities are slowly but surely picking up the pieces and starting to build back. The children of Nepal, in particular, are thinking about the future and have important advice to share with those who want to help.
The relief efforts in response to Nepal’s devastating earthquake are taking place against the backdrop of a country in the midst of a prolonged and fitful transition to peace and democracy. The massive humanitarian and reconstruction operation—and the influx of funds to the government, UN, and NGOs—will have a significant impact on the course of national political events and local conflicts. The question is: will the effect be positive or negative?
Depuis le mois de mars de l’année dernière, au moins 109 enfants auraient été blessés et 42 tués par des mines terrestres et des munitions non explosées dans les régions de Donetsk et Louhansk, situées dans l’est de l’Ukraine, a déclaré l’UNICEF aujourd’hui.
Eritrea faces a critical shortage of trained teachers and training institutions are in need of radical reform. In recognition of Finland’s international reputation for quality education, the Eritrean government has sought FCA’s support to revitalize teacher education in Eritrea.
Students who attended the forum said they are motivated to actively pursue humanitarian work along with their school curriculum after attending the forum. Students from 100 high schools and universities in Sharjah gathered and discussed various challenges and operational difficulties international relief agencies face while working with refugees within the Mena region, at the Youth Forum organised as part of the ongoing Investing in the Future Conference.
Transitional justice practitioners, researchers, and educators will gather next week at the International Center for Transitional Justice headquarters in New York to explore the connections between transitional justice and education in peacebuilding contexts. The expert roundtable, to be held on October 21st and 22nd, is part of a collaboration between ICTJ’s Research Unit and UNICEF seeking to develop innovative strategies to prevent recurrence of human rights abuses through education and children and youth participation.