Burning Issues

By Voice of Teachers | Teachers.  Leaders.  Worldwide

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 …

Refugees

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 …

Syria

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 …

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 …

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> …

Refugees

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 …

South Sudan

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 …

Unesco

We cannot rest until every child has access to quality free public education

As teachers, we know that the realisation of high quality public education for every child remains a work in progress.Our long-held commitment to …

Education

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 …

Education

“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. …

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 …

Ebola

one year after Chibok, it’s time to #BringBackOurGirls and end attacks on schools

As the world marks one year since the abduction of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria, A World at School has produced a new video which highlights the …

2000 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Boko Haram says Amnesty International

On the anniversary of the mass kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, a shocking report claims that at least 2000 girls and women have …

Half of Syria’s children are not in school as UN calls for huge aid boost

Before the conflict began, nearly all of Syria's children went to primary school. Now - four years after the fighting and destruction erupted - the …

Chibok girls one year on: week of vigils, events and marches to mark anniversary

A week-long vigil will begin on April 8 to commemorate a year-long tragedy - the captivity of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from their …

Scores of children killed and wounded as conflict grows in Yemen

<i>A boy stands in front of a destroyed house in Bani Matar village</i><p>A school has reportedly been bombed today in the growing conflict in Yemen which has …

Healthier students are better learners

Why the health sector and the education sector need to work togetherIt is common sense to any parent or educator that the health and educational …

Education

At least 42 children have been killed, 109 injured by landmines & unexploded ordnance in eastern #Ukraine @UNICEF_UA http://t.co/XkMEiuBhEM

Children of War: Kids in Ukraine are paying the price for a conflict they didn’t create

Thousands of kids have lost one or both parents and at least 60 children have been killed — random casualties of a brutal conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists now in its second year.<p>Countless other children have been wounded in the fighting. And an untold number are scarred emotionally by the unpredictable conflict that has pitted neighbor against neighbor.

New education centre for Syrian children in Nizip

NİZİP/GAZİANTEP, 18 March 2015 – A new education centre for Syrian children officially opened in Gaziantep, Nizip today. The UNICEF-supported …

Education

Nigerian girls who escaped Boko Haram risk their lives to go to school

Nearly a million Nigerians have been displaced by Boko Haram. According to UNICEF, over half of them are children. CNN's Nima Elbagir and her team, producer Lillian Leposo and cameraman Fabien Muhire, investigated claims that many of the children are sold and trafficked, then filed this exclusive …

Nigeria