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Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Students Expelled

Human Rights Watch 1 April 2019

The Bangladeshi government has expelled scores of Rohingya refugee children from schools in southeast Bangladesh since late January 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Officials have ordered secondary schools near the refugee settlements in the Cox’s Bazar district to dismiss Rohingya students, who lack Bangladeshi citizenship.

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Largest joint-United Nations programme on education to reach tens of thousands in S.Sudan

UNICEF 26 March 2019

Tens of thousands of school children in some of South Sudan’s most food insecure areas will benefit from a new European Union (EU) funded education in emergencies programme launched today in Aweil. The contribution, worth €24.4 million, will provide hot daily meals to 75,000 school children, help train some 1,600 teachers, equip learners with educational supplies and provide psychosocial support services for 40,000 children who are currently enrolled in schools and those out of school.

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CPLP elogia “tranquilidade” e “civismo” do acto eleitoral guineense

Expresso das Ilhas, Agência Lusa 11 March 2019

“​O chefe da missão de observadores da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (CPLP) elogiou o “civismo” dos guineenses nas eleições legislativas de domingo, um dia vivido com normalidade e “tranquilidade”.”

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Education in emergencies and crises: Council adopts conclusions

Council of the European Union 26 November 2018

The Council adopted conclusions on education in emergencies and protracted crises. The Council expresses its grave concern that more than 75 million children affected by emergencies and protracted crises have no access to quality education. The Council is equally concerned that violence is on the increase in and around the education environment.

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Paris : une rentrée scolaire dans la rue pour les mineurs étrangers

Le Parisien 8 October 2018

Les associations de soutien réclament la scolarisation inconditionnelle de tous les jeunes. Dans la capitale, certains sont interdits d’école faute d’être reconnus mineurs.
Des élèves du lycée Voltaire passent le porche en jetant des regards curieux vers ces adolescents de leur âge, assis sur le trottoir autour de maîtres improvisés et de tableaux de fortune.

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Un réfugié sur deux dans le monde n’a pas accès à l’éducation

La Croix 8 October 2018

Ils sont Soudanais, Birmans, Palestiniens, Afghans, Congolais ou Syriens. Ils ont fui la guerre, les persécutions ciblées, abandonnant leur maison, leur école, leurs camarades, leurs habitudes, dans les pas de leurs parents. Ils ont obtenu le statut protecteur de réfugié, qui leur garantit en principe le droit à l’éducation. « Le réfugié aura les mêmes droits qu’un national en matière d’éducation publique et d’assistance publique », rappellent les articles 22 et 23 de la Convention sur les réfugiés datant de 1951.

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Les ONG reçues à l’Elysée : la France réitère son engagement en faveur de l’éducation

Coalition Education 8 October 2018

Une réunion avec 16 ONG*, dont la Coalition Éducation, s’est tenue lundi 17 septembre à l’Élysée dans la perspective des grands rendez-vous internationaux à venir en matière de développement : l’Assemblée générale des Nations unies, le Forum de Paris sur la Paix et le G7 en 2019 qui sera présidé par la France. La Coalition Éducation a interpellé le président Emmanuel Macron et le ministre de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangère Jean-Yves Le Drian sur les engagements pris par la France en matière d’éducation depuis le début du quinquennat.

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Governo angolano continua comprometido com a melhoria do ensino

ANGOP 1 February 2018

“A ministra da Educação, Maria Cândida Teixeira, afirmou hoje, quinta-feira, esta cidade, que o governo angolano continua comprometido em melhorar o sistema de educação, onde esforços estão sendo envidados no sentido de garantir o pleno funcionamento das instituições escolares.”

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Lancement d’une convention sur le financement de l’éducation

Coalition education 3 November 2017

Le 2 février 2018, le Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation (PME) organisera une conférence historique de reconstitution des ressources au Sénégal, en collaboration avec la France. Pour la première fois une telle reconstitution des fonds mondiaux a lieu dans un pays en voie de développement. Ce qui offre l’opportunité de sensibiliser sur la spécificité du PME qui met en place de véritables partenariats entre les pays en voie de développement et les pays donateurs, et s’assure que les fonds des donateurs soit uniquement alloués aux pays s’engageant à maintenir ou développer leurs propres ressources nationales pour l’éducation.

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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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Migrant Children Denied an Education

Human Rights Watch 18 May 2017

“If I went back there, I imagine a dark future,” said 16-year-old Ahmad, an Afghan refugee raised in Iran who had fled to Europe. “I just want to have a chance to continue my education, nothing more.”

Not only could Ahmad not fathom returning to Afghanistan, but he also didn’t want to return to Iran, where he could not go to school. Iranian government policies require Afghan refugees to pay school fees and show residency documents to be admitted to school. The United Nations refugee agency estimates there are 1.5 to 2 million undocumented Afghans in Iran.

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Greece’s Refugee Children Learn the Hard Way

BBC 19 April 2017

The first day of school. It was supposed to be an exciting, happy time for so many of the 2,500 refugee children now living in camps in Greece.
But instead some were met with stone-throwing and nationalist slogans, after far-right demonstrators took issue with the government’s policy to integrate them.
Fortunately for 10-year-old Moustafa, his appointed school in Thessaloniki saw no protests. And despite living in a metal container known as an isobox, the past few months have brought a form of structure to his life.
He spent a year fleeing war and fearing for his life, but now he has a schedule.

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The Future of Refugee Education: A Roundup

News Deeply 17 April 2017

OVER THE PAST month, Refugees Deeply took an in-depth look at the state of refugee education and the ideas that could shape the future of the field.

The scale of the problem facing refugee educators is clear from the statistics. More than half of the world’s refugee children do not go to school – some 3.7 million children, including over half a million Syrian children. Refugees’ chance of getting an education drop even further as they grow up: only 22 percent of refugees go to secondary school, and just one percent attend university.

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Cidades do Brasil e de Portugal recebem prêmio de educação da Unesco

Rádio ONU 23 January 2017

Contagem, em Minas Gerais, e Câmara de Lobos, na ilha da Madeira, estão entre os 16 municípios reconhecidos por promover a educação e o aprendizado de longo prazo; entrega do selo Cidades Aprendizagem será em setembro.

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EU-UNICEF #EmergencyLessons campaign supports crisis-affected youth with schooling

UN News Centre 6 December 2016

6 December 2016 – Braving the consequences of war, natural disaster and other emergencies, nearly two million children in 20 countries around the world have been able to continue their schooling over the past four years as a result of a partnership between the European Commission’s department for humanitarian aid and civil protection and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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