Burning Issues

By Voice of Teachers | Teachers.  Leaders.  Worldwide

No one is paying attention to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II

The never-ending circus that is Donald Trump’s presidency has sucked attention from all kinds of issues that desperately need it, from health-care reform to the creeping expansion of U.S. engagement in Syria. Still, it’s shocking that so little heed is being paid to what the United Nations says is …

South Sudan

Fast Facts: Famine Threat Intensifies Across East Africa

20 million<p>Lives endangered by the threat of famine in East Africa. <br>Source: The New York Times<p>4<p>Famines that may break out in East Africa as a result …

an interactive documentary - Imagine a School - Unicef

Choose two challenges you faced in school and we'll introduce you to Syrian children in Lebanon who match your selections.

Horror Upon Horror: Gas Attacks Are Killing Syria's Children

The brutal Syrian war continues to target the youngest and most vulnerable.

Syria

Even Aleppo's underground schools are closed as 100,000 children miss education

#ThursdayThoughts: do ALL you can to keep Syria's children safe.<br>This is what they're living through, right now.https://t.co/q7CSSZ6OlO …

Teachers Without Borders

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Yemen at 'point of no return' as conflict leaves almost 7 million close to famine

Governments have been warned they face enduring shame should famine take hold in Yemen, where two-thirds of the population face severe food shortages<p>Aid agencies have warned that Yemen is “at the point of no return” after new figures released by the UN indicated 17 million people are facing severe …

Middle East

60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe

Every child deserves an education.<p>Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>And it’s true, education is one of the greatest resources the world has to offer. Unfortunately, young girls and women ― half of world's the population ― are …

Education

Refugees in Europe: Then and Now

Seven decades after World War II, refugees fleeing conflict continue to seek safety beyond their homelands.<p>UNICEF’s humanitarian work began in the …

Children in crisis

Nearly 50 million children at risk as conflict and disaster engulf 48 countries.<p>From Syria to Yemen and Iraq, from South Sudan to Nigeria, children …

The long-distance learners of Aleppo

<b>Mariam Hammad, despite every adversity of war and hardship, is trying to be a student in Aleppo in the dark heart of Syria's civil war.</b><p>"My city has turned to ruins," she says.<p>Despite being in constant danger, forced out of her home twice by shelling and living without regular supplies of …

The Education for All Act Stops Short Before Passing the US Senate

After a long and hard fought battle, the Education for All Act, or EFA, came up just short of becoming law after making remarkable and unprecedented …

VUB condemns forced resignation Turkish academics and personnel of the compulsary education system

A free academic world is crucial for the preservation of democracy. After all, academics are wont to see the world and its phenomena through …

Poorest countries hit hardest as world lags behind on global education goals

Unesco report finds only 64 countries met 2015 target on primary education, while 40% will not achieve 2030 goal on secondary education until 2100<p>The international community has not only failed to meet the education targets set out in the millennium development goals, it is also highly unlikely to …

Geography

Why are so many children around the world out of school? – podcast transcript

Lucy Lamble looks at why 75 million children can’t access adequate education, and at a new initiative to raise funds to deliver education for all children<p>Listen to the podcast<p><b>Reporter and presenter:</b><p><b>LL</b> Lucy Lamble<p><b>Reporter:</b><p><b>CNC</b> Clár Ní Chonghaile<p><b>Interviewees:</b><p><b>H</b> Hamza<p><b>JO’R</b> Joseph Nhan-O’Reilly<p><b>KW</b> Kevin …

Education

Inside Syrian Refugee Schools: Teachers struggle to create conditions for learning

<i>Editor’s Note: In this blog series, Sarah Dryden-Peterson and Elizabeth Adelman explore the experiences of Syrian refugee children and their</i> …

Teaching

2.3m people are displaced by #Yemen conflict, many of whom live in schools. @UNICEF_Yemen https://t.co/UFiBsBsief

Ending the silence and violence in schools – A call to action

The Global Partnership joins 40 organizations for 16 days of action against violence in schools“There are few places in the world where it is more …

Gender

It’s time to turn numbers into action for #everychild. #UNGA #GlobalGoals http://t.co/biu5LQYPnl

Violence In Pakistan's Slums Means These Girls Risk Everything To Go To School

“They stare at me as if they’re going to eat me.”<p>Seventeen-year-old Sawera could become the first person in her family to finish primary education. But to achieve that, she has to get through the daily walk to her school in a slum in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. She is one of few women out alone, …

Pakistan

Out of school children

The Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children, a partnership between the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, aims to make sustainable …

Millions of Indian children are being denied school education due to discrimination

<b>As the World Education Forum sets the new global education agenda, India has a unique opportunity to help the marginalised children in the …

“Ruins are all over. Please stop this war.” Nesmah, 13, from Aden, #Yemen. Via @UNICEF_Yemen http://t.co/xe8QLVIFKh

You Know Me: behind the scenes. Kids speak out on conflict

Children in crises: why stronger protection systems must be adopted

Investments are needed to protect children from the impact of conflict and bring down the $7tn annual global cost of violence against them<p>During the Sierra Leone war, an estimated 10,000 children were recruited or used by armed forces and groups, and at least 692,000 children suffered sexual abuse. …

Child Protection

Life after Ebola: The first day of school in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Thirteen-year-old Aminata Lappia is from Matoi village in northern Sierra Leone. Since her parents died of Ebola last year she has been living at the St. George's Interm Care Center (ICC) with her five brothers and sisters.<p>Aminiata and her siblings are among the 1.8 million …

Disease