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ACT to Protect Children Affected by Conflict

United Nations 2 April 2019

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.

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Unrwa education in gaza holds awareness raising sessions for parents’ engagement in emergencies

UNRWA 27 March 2019

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.

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Education projects ease Syrian children integration into Turkish society

Daily Sabah 21 March 2019

Hosting the largest number of Syrian refugees, Turkey provides multidimensional education programs for Syrian children to help ease their transition into the schooling system

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As Liberia Privatizes its Schools, An Unforeseen Result: Hungry Students

Norrag 18 May 2017

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.

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Schools Focus of Conflict in Afghan Province

Institute for War & Peace Reporting 13 January 2017

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.

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La scolarisation des enfants est la responsabilité de tous

Ponabana 19 September 2016

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.

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Reaching out to homeless kids through education

Flexible Learning Strategies 12 July 2016

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.

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Pastoralist Education in Ethiopia

Save the Children 24 June 2016

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.

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Children miss school, fear abuse after Nepal quake - aid groups

Thomson Reuters Foundation 25 July 2015

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.

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After #NepalQuake, Children Speak Out

Save the Children 24 July 2015

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.

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Aid and conflict

Nepal Republic Media 24 June 2015

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?

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De nombreux enfants sont tués ou blessés par des mines terrestres et des munitions non explosées dan

UNICEF Canada 1 April 2015

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.

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Finn Church Aid launches new project in Eritrea

FINN Church Aid Act Alliance 28 January 2015

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.

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Sharjah students discuss life in refugee camps

Khaleej Times 17 October 2014

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.

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Africa: ICTJ and UNICEF to Host Roundtable On Transitional Justice, Education, and Peacebuilding

allAfrica 17 October 2014

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.

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