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Donors pledge $1.2 billion in emergency funds for Afghans

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AP News
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The United Nations drummed up more than $1.2 billion in emergency pledges Monday for helping 11 million Afghans facing an escalating humanitarian crisis in their homeland and millions more elsewhere in the region as the U.N. human rights chief voiced concerns about the Taliban’s first steps in establishing power in the beleaguered and impoverished country.

Explosive Weapons Attacks on Afghanistan Schools Increase

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Global Coalition to Protect Education From Attack
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Explosive weapons were used to attack about 40 schools in Afghanistan during the first six months of 2021, as Taliban forces took over key territories, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a report released today.   Most of the 185 students and teachers killed or wounded in these attacks were girls and women.

Give refugee children an education and watch them shine

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The National News
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The Refugee Olympic team has brought the refugee crisis back into the spotlight and rightly so. According to Amnesty International, there are currently 26 million refugees globally – 7.1 million of who are school-aged children. The needs of refugee children can be incredibly complex as a result of their experiences in crises and conflict-affected countries.

If education is such a great investment, it deserves serious international backing

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The Guardian
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"Education,” wrote Nelson Mandela, “is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” One wonders what he would have made of the response to the education crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. A crisis threatening to derail social and economic progress, trapping millions of children in poverty.

As it Assumes Leadership of the Global Education Agenda, the UK Slashes Its Own Aid to Education

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Center for Global Development
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2021 was to be the year in which the UK took leadership of global education. So it’s devastating that, instead of demonstrating its commitment to education during this moment in the spotlight, the UK government has chosen to cut education spending by more than 40 percent, compared with overall aid cuts of around 25 percent.

For Rohingya Survivors, Art Bears Witness

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New York Times
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They escaped traumatic circumstances in Myanmar and now live in harsh conditions. But refugees are creating murals drawn from their flourishing cultural traditions, reborn in Bangladesh camp

Critical Policy Advice for President-Elect Biden: Leading a Global Response on the Rohingya Crisis

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Refugees International
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As President, Joe Biden has pledged to pursue a foreign policy based on moral values and cooperation, an approach that prioritizes decency and the protection of human rights. This pledge will be immediately tested by the ongoing repercussions of one of the worst mass atrocities in recent history, the genocide committed by the state of Myanmar against the Rohingya. But there is a way forward.

Geneva hub to aid worldwide emergency education

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Swiss Info
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The Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies aims to help the 127 million children who do without schooling because of humanitarian crises. Its official launch was on Monday, after Switzerland pledged to establish Geneva as such a hub at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum.