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Angelina Jolie and UK call for support to protect education for refugee children

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UK Department for International Development
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Angelina Jolie will join Baroness Sugg, the UK’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education, to ensure refugee children are not forgotten in the global coronavirus recovery, at a high-level virtual event on refugee education today (Monday 13 July 2020). Baroness Sugg will announce £5.3 million of new UK aid to support the salaries of more than 5,500 teachers in 10 of the world’s poorest refugee-hosting c

Widespread Attacks on Education Worldwide More than 11,000 attacks in Past 5 Years

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Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA)
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More than 22,000 students, teachers, and academics were injured, killed, or harmed in attacks on education during armed conflict or insecurity over the past five years, according to Education under Attack 2020, a new 300-page report published today by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

Dismay as world leaders fail to keep promise on Syrian refugee education

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Theirworld
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A coalition of global children’s charities - led by Theirworld - has accused world leaders of displaying a “gross failure of political leadership” after they failed to prioritise education at a major conference on the future of Syria. The coalition said it was disappointed the international community had been unable to renew its commitment to the education of Syrian refugee children at yesterday’

John Goodwin on how Covid-19 will change education

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Quartz
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It took a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders for 1.5 billion people worldwide, but something is finally occurring to us: The future we thought we expected may not be the one we get. We know that things will change; how they’ll change is a mystery.

[Opinion] It's time to reopen schools

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CNN
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When the Covid-19 pandemic began sweeping across the planet, there was a lot the world did not know about its impact on children. Could they get sick? Could they transmit the virus? Were schools safe? We have since learned quite a bit. We have learned that children are not the main drivers of the epidemic across countries.

“Their War Against Education” Armed Group Attacks on Teachers, Students, and Schools in Burkina Faso

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Human Rights Watch
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When armed men on motorcycles tore up to a school in Béléhédé village in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region in early 2018, panic ensued. “I was in class when the terrorists came. ... They fired a shot, and we all fled to save ourselves,” said Boureima S. (not his real name), a 14-year-old student at the time. “Afterwards, when we went back there, I saw they had burned the principal’s motorcycle...

UNESCO and INEE organize a Webinar on Ensuring Inclusive Education during COVID-19

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UNESCO
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The COVID-19 outbreak has translated into a major education due to school closure and the interruption of regular education services. In the Arab region, where 13 million children and youth are already out-of-school due to conflict, an additional 100 million learners are now affected by school interruption.