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An in-depth look at how the deadly storm and flooding has disrupted the schooling of half a million children in southeast Africa - and the efforts to rebuild.
First comes the shock and the terror. Then the fight for survival - to find food, water and shelter, and to avoid diseases. But in the wake of a natural disaster, children very quickly need protection and education. Being in a safe learning environment with other youngsters is crucial if they are to begin to recover from the trauma. Children who are out for school for a long time after a disaster are in danger of falling prey to child labour, early marriage, trafficking and other risks. Many will never return to education. It’s a scenario repeated over and over as communities around the world fall victim to floods, earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
“Na província de Manica, houve a destruição de infraestruturas escolares na cidade de Manica e no distrito de Mossurize. (...) Mas na província da Zambézia, no distrito de Chire, estão a ser assistidas 1.500 pessoas num centro de acomodação em uma escola(...)”
To re-establish education for 60,000 children, Education Cannot Wait partners with Government of Indonesia, UNICEF and Save the Children, to provide temporary learning spaces, educational supplies, coordinated responses and training for teachers
Almost a month after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Palu and the surrounding areas of the northwestern part of Sulawesi, Indonesia, an estimated 375,000 children remain in need of lifesaving supplies and services.
Solidarité Laïque remettra officiellement les clés à la Direction départementale de l’Education de la Grand-Anse le 19 septembre à l’Ecole Nationale Catherine Flon dans la ville de Jérémie. L’occasion de revenir sur l’historique de ce projet qui a rassemblé les efforts d’un consortium de 6 organisations françaises et haïtiennes, des autorités haïtiennes et des populations locales et d’annoncer la suite.
Aid agencies are trying to get children back into education and play groups quickly to help them cope with the devastation.
More than 104 million children and young people – 1 in 3 – are out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters
Adolescents in emergency countries face grim future with two in five 15-17 year olds never completing primary school.
More than a million students face an extended period out of school, leaving them at risk of falling permanently out of the education system, warns Save the Children as the clean-up after Typhoon Mangkhut gets under way.
The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in more than 25 years has left a trail of destruction across the country, shutting down a major international airport and sending cars, roofs and anything else that wasn’t nailed down flying.
Yet despite the chaotic scenes, as Typhoon Jebi moved away off the west coast and winds of up to 100mph died down, Japanese officials counted no more than 11 dead and 600 injured.
Hundreds of thousands of children have been given education and protection support - but lack of funds means many schools still have to be repaired or replaced.
When floods overwhelmingly overtook Malawi in 2015, families were displaced, livelihoods destroyed, and schools were shut down. Lalanje Primary School in Nsanje, at the southernmost tip of Malawi, was one of the schools shut down by the floods.
An earthquake that devastated Papua New Guinea has damaged schools and disrupted the education of tens of thousands of children.
All schools in the Southern Highlands region and some in Hela region are closed indefinitely and some have been destroyed completely. Many of the roads used by students to get to school are unsafe.
Nearly 5 million children across East African countries risk dropping out of schools due to drought and conflict, Save the Children said in a new report Thursday.
Nearly 3 in 10 young people aged between 15 and 24 years old – 59 million – living in countries affected by conflict or disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, UNICEF said today.
“A agricultura e a pecuária em África estão sob ameaça devido, sobretudo, ao aumento de conflitos e às alterações climáticas, disse o secretário-geral da ONU na cimeira da União Africana (UA), em Addis Abeba.”