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In Afghanistan, a drive to continue education – and confront the Taliban

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The New Humanitarian
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As the day of the Kankor, Afghanistan’s college entrance exam, approached last month, Mozhdah Hossaini and her classmates were certain it would end in disappointment. “We just kept thinking, ‘What if we get to the gates of the university and they turn us away?’” Hossaini, 19, told The New Humanitarian by phone from Mazar-e Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province, shortly after her 5 October ex

Central and West Africa home to almost a quarter of out-of-school children worldwide

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UNHCR
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Fifty-seven million children, adolescents and youth are barred from attending school in the Central and West Africa region, representing 24.1 per cent of the 236 million out of school worldwide, warn the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a report published on the eve of the International Da

Meet 5 Afghan girls determined to get an education

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European Commission
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These schoolgirls in Afghanistan are determined to get an education, no matter the obstacles. Meet Bibi, Lialoma, Zahra, Sana, and Marzia – 5 intrepid girls that continue to dream big! Afghan girls face significant challenges, such as growing up in remote villages without schools.

Historic first-ever International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd) launched at UN Transforming Education Summit

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IFFEd
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17 Sept 2022/NEW YORK – Today at the United Nations Transforming Education Summit, world leaders backed the establishment of the first-ever innovative guarantee fund specifically designed to invest in the education of the world’s poorest children and youth – the International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd). IFFEd will directly address the devastating global education crisis and learning i

The World’s Broken Promise of Asylum

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New York Times
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Britain’s new plan to send thousands of asylum seekers to Rwanda exposes the fragile nature of the global refugee compact, which has always fallen prey to domestic politics.