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Disaster (natural, epidemic, climatic, etc.)

Improving school safety in Mozambique

UNESCO 15 December 2017

Disasters have a major impact on children, youth and education systems. Studies of disaster trends and the likely consequences of climate change suggest that each year 175 million children are likely to be affected by natural hazard related disasters alone. Mozambique is taking steps to improve the safety of its educational infrastructure, using a methodology developed by UNESCO and the University of Udine’s SPRINT-Lab, which facilitates risk assessments in school facilities and provides fact-based practical information to help decision-makers identify areas of concern and prioritize investments.

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Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School

NPR News 15 December 2017

It’s no secret that we’ve had a rough fall and winter with natural disasters. Even as we write this, fires burn in Southern California, adding to the previous wildfires in the northern part of the state that burned over 245,000 acres in October. Hurricanes Irma and Harvey devastated communities across Florida and Texas, while touching communities in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, the Carolinas and Louisiana.

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Crocodiles, pythons and militias: South Sudan’s children risk death for school

Reuters 27 November 2017

GANYIEL, South Sudan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Martha’s fear grows each morning as her toes touch the cold and muddy water of the swamp in a remote part of South Sudan.

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Opinion: Why children need to resume school after disasters

The Mercury News 16 November 2017

Most of the more than 71,000 students affected by the North Bay fires were able to return to school. Those attending schools like Hidden Valley Satellite and Redwood Adventist Academy, where classrooms burned to the ground, will attend other schools.

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Accueillir et travailler avec les élèves après l’ouragan Irma

Eduscol 15 November 2017

Les conséquences humaines et matérielles du passage le mercredi 6 septembre 2017 de l’ouragan Irma sur les Antilles ont été considérables, particulièrement sur les îles de Saint-Martin et Saint-Barthélémy. Pour répondre aux besoins qui pourraient s’exprimer dans les écoles et les établissements, suite au retour des élèves en classe, un ensemble de ressources est à disposition des équipes pédagogiques et éducatives. Certaines d’entre elles ont également vocation à être mobilisées sur l’ensemble du territoire français.

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Deux mois après l’ouragan Irma, la rentrée scolaire à Saint-Martin “n’est pas normale”, dénonce un e

France Info 6 November 2017

La réouverture des écoles était une des priorités affichées par Emmanuel Macron après le passage dévastateur de l’ouragan Irma. Deux mois après, les élèves ont retrouvé leurs classes, lundi 6 novembre, à Saint-Martin et à Saint-Barthélemy. “On a un retour à la normale, c’est important de le constater aujourd’hui puisque nous nous y étions engagés. Ce que nous constatons, c’est une mobilisation de tous. Cela se traduit par près de 700 professeurs qui sont présents, 90% des professeurs de Saint-Martin”, a assuré Jean-Michel Blanquer sur BFMTV.

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Ouragan Irma : une rentrée solidaire « Urgence Antilles »

Solidarité laïque 26 September 2017

Dans les territoires touchés par l’ouragan, presque tous les établissements scolaires ont été détruits et le retour à l’école sera difficile. Dans ce contexte, les organisations membres de Solidarité Laïque ont fait le choix de se mobiliser massivement pour soutenir les structures éducatives touchées et équiper en kits scolaires et sportifs les enfants victimes de l’ouragan Irma.

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México/Sismo: Pelo menos 21 crianças mortas em escola que ruiu

Diário de Notícias 20 September 2017

“Pelo menos 21 crianças morreram e cerca de 20 estão desaparecidas numa escola do México, na sequência do sismo que na terça-feira causou mais de uma centena de mortos,”

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Irma : le gouvernement espère un retour à la normale de l’enseignement à Saint-Martin pour la rentré

Le Monde 15 September 2017

Selon le ministre de l’éducation nationale, un « recensement » du personnel sur place va d’abord être effectué. L’accueil d’élèves « quelques heures » par jour est prévu dès la semaine prochaine.
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Somália: 6,7 milhões de pessoas precisam de ajuda em meio a crise da seca

ONU Brasil 31 July 2017

“Cerca de 6,7 milhões de pessoas – mais da metade da população da Somália – precisam desesperadamente de ajuda humanitária devido a uma seca severa. Centenas de milhares de pessoas estão internamente deslocadas, enquanto ONGs e agências da ONU ampliam a resposta em uma tentativa de combater a crise”

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Keeping Children in School During Natural Crises

Stanford Social Innovation Review 5 June 2017

In the past few years, Zimbabwe has experienced two extreme weather events, both of which had serious implications for schoolchildren. In February 2016, the government declared a state of disaster related to a severe El Nino-induced drought that contributed to 6,000 children in a single province dropping out of school due to hunger, and approximately 25 percent of children in some parts of the country were unable to attend school regularly. In March of this year, the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing reported that floods had destroyed equipment and infrastructure—including toilets, boreholes, and entire classrooms—in 74 schools. These floods also washed away roads, bridges, and dams, which meant that many schoolchildren weren’t able to get to their schools in the aftermath of the crisis in any case.

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School for Stability: Examining the role of education in fostering social stability in Lebanon

Relief Web 30 April 2017

This report explores education opportunities in Lebanon in light of the protracted Syria crisis, examining their potential in supporting social stability between host and refugee communities. It argues that education, both formal and non-formal, has strong potential to support social stability in Lebanon. The research has been produced as part of the ‘Change in exile’ project implemented by International Alert in Lebanon and Roskilde University in Denmark, which seeks to generate evidence on the role of education in supporting social stability in both countries. In Lebanon, the research involved 30 key informant interviews (KIIs) with government, the United Nations (UN) and representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as 10 focus group discussions (FGDs) with Syrian and Lebanese children (aged 11–17), parents and educators in Tripoli and in the suburbs of Beirut. This research was conducted between October 2016 and January 2017. In Denmark, the research involved a similar methodology with KIIs and in-depth interviews with unaccompanied Syrian refugee minors.

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UN warns of millions missing school in conflict zones

BBC 24 April 2017

Warfare and conflict are preventing 25 million young people from getting any access to school, says Unicef.
The United Nations children’s agency warns of the long-term cost of political violence, particularly in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Depois de 5 anos de seca, as chuvas voltam ao sul de Angola

África 21 Digital 14 March 2017

“Os aguaceiros que caem nos últimos dias sobre a província do Cunene causaram várias inundações, alagando ruas e residências, na capital provincial, o que obrigou alguns habitantes de Ondjiva a abandonarem temporariamente as suas casas.”

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«As pessoas estão a morrer. O mundo tem de acabar com isto agora» - António Guterres

Expresso das Ilhas 7 March 2017

“O Escritório de Coordenação Humanitária da ONU (OCHA) disse na segunda-feira que 196 pessoas morreram na Somália desde Janeiro devido à seca no país, especialmente no sul, que obrigou as autoridades a declarar o estado de “desastre nacional”.”

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