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Coronavirus and the Vulnerability of Internally Displaced People

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Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
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All are vulnerable, but tens of millions of internally displaced people – often in crowded conditions and without access to water and sanitation, healthcare and government support – are especially so.

Coronavirus school closures mean over ONE BILLION children and youth are now shut out of classrooms

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TheirWorld
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The pandemic has forced over 110 countries to shut down their education systems - on top of 258 million young people already not going to school in the long term. More than 110 countries in every corner of the world have shut down schools and universities or are planning to close them to slow the spread of coronavirus. The United Nations said today that 102 of them have nationwide closures that

How to plan distance learning solutions during temporary schools closures

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UNESCO
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School closures in a growing number of countries to contain the spread of COVID-19 are disrupting the education of millions students across the globe. UNESCO is sharing 10 recommendations to ensure that learning remains uninterrupted during this period.  

Coronavirus Impacts Education

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UNESCO
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A record number of children and youth are not attending school because of temporary or indefinite school closures mandated by governments in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (link is external). As of 4 March, 22 countries in three different continents have announced or implemented school closures.

290 million students out of school due to COVID-19

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UNESCO
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School closures in thirteen countries to contain the spread of COVID-19 are disrupting the education of 290.5 million students globally, a figure without precedent. UNESCO is providing immediate support to countries, including solutions for inclusive distance learning.

Vietnam: New coronavirus outbreak is costing marginalised children an education

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Aide et Action
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Despite no new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam since 13 February 2020, Vietnamese schools remain shut and the country is feeling the pinch on its socio and economic development. Here, at Aide et Action, we are working closely with schools in impacted areas to ensure the interests of the most marginalised children are put first.

Putting Learning First

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Education Cannot Wait
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Education Cannot Wait and Porticus announce new partnership focused on measuring holistic learning outcomes for children and youth caught in protracted crises and emergencies 27 February 2020, New York – To improve learning outcomes for girls and boys caught in emergencies and protracted crises, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is now partnering with the global philanthropic organization Porticus to d