Education in Emergencies

By Voice of Teachers | Science, safety, humanity, education

In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder

NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite captured this image of Hurricane Maria approaching the Leeward Islands on September 18, 2017.Hurricane Maria, the 15th …

Roosevelt Skerrit

Harvey's Havoc On Schools; U.S. Hispanic Enrollment Soars; A Controversial DeVos Hire

While the nation has been watching Harvey's devastation in Texas, news continues elsewhere, including education news. We'll catch you up.<p><b>Harvey closes schools for a million students</b><p>School districts across Texas — with over a million schoolchildren — are dealing with the aftermath of Harvey.<p>In the …


As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk

More than half a million people killed, 1.4 million injured, and 80 percent of buildings damaged in Bangladesh’s three largest cities: That’s the …


Schools reduced to rubble and ruins by conflict – in pictures

From Yemen to Syria, South Sudan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, children are missing out on education as schools are destroyed by war


Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain down

The Syrian government has dropped two chlorine bombs in the past month on the besieged, rebel-held city.<p>Images from inside the Syrian city.<p>BEIRUT — The bombings at night are the worst. There is no electricity in the rebel-held portion of eastern Aleppo, and the warplanes flying overhead target any …



Teacher's Corner<p>Teacher's Guide to Earthquake Education<p>Summary<p>Summary<p>Subjects<p>Natural Hazards (NH)<br>Seismology (SM)<br>Tectonics and Structural Geology …


In South Sudan, A Struggle To Get, And Keep, Kids In Schools

When South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, hopes were high that the world's newest country could finally be free of decades of violence that had afflicted the region. Instead, a civil war broke out two years later, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million people.<p>A peace …

What's the best way to recover from conflict? Education! #PeaceMali #EveryChildCounts

2.3m people are displaced by #Yemen conflict, many of whom live in schools. @UNICEF_Yemen

All In School | All In School

23 January 2017 – an op-ed by Tanya Chapuisat “In Syria, I only saw numbers in my mathematics book. Now, my tent is number 19, my camp is number 007 …


What does school mean in countries hit by conflicts and disasters?

What does school mean to you? We put that question to children in countries impacted by conflict and natural disasters.<p>Young people in Gaza, Central …


Humanitarian Aid for Education: Why It Matters and Why More is Needed | Global Education Monitoring Report

With a growing proportion of the world’s out-of-school children and adolescents living in conflict-affected countries, education should be a priority …

In Yemen, helping teachers help children

Training for teachers in psychosocial support is enabling them to better meet the needs of children in Yemen, as conflict has kept nearly 2 million …

Educating children for disaster-readiness after Typhoon Haiyan

Six months after Nepal earthquake: makeshift schools and traumatised children

<i>Students at a makeshift school with bamboo walls in Sindhupalchowk District</i><p>Huge numbers of children in earthquake-hit Nepal are still living in a …

Eyewitness: dread and despair for deportees on Haiti-Dominican border

Prospery Raymond, Christian Aid’s manager in Haiti, meets Haitians being deported under the Dominican Republic’s controversial citizenship law<p>The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a hub of non-stop activity, as goods, people and vehicles cross constantly from one side of the island …

Dominican Republic

Humanitarian system 'stretched to its limits' says new research

Aid organisations are struggling to reach people living in conflict zones and fragile states, finds the State of the Humanitarian System report<p>The humanitarian system has been stretched to its limits with aid agencies unable to support people living in areas blighted by complex conflicts in …


I have a dream … to go back to school

Also available in: Español<p><i>This blog was handwritten in Arabic by a 9th grade student who lives in Sana’a and is published as received.</i><p><b>Black Thursday</b> …

Middle East

Broken pillars of education in war zones

37 Countries Start Process of Protecting Schools and Universities During Conflict

<b>37 Countries Start Process of Protecting Schools and Universities During Conflict</b><p><b>Update:</b> Subsequent to the Safe Schools summit, Costa Rica, Malaysia, …

“Ruins are all over. Please stop this war.” Nesmah, 13, from Aden, #Yemen. Via @UNICEF_Yemen