Education in emergencies
Emergencies and their legacies continue to have a strong presence in the education systems of this region.
The conflicts that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union, the societal divisions that remain from those wars, the ongoing frozen conflicts, and regular earthquakes, floods and mudslides continue to threaten the access to and quality of schools in the region.
There are more than 827,000 children in the region classified as ‘populations of concern,’ i.e. refugees, asylum-seekers, returned refugees, internally-displaced persons (IDPs), returned IDPs and stateless children, and many more living in disputed territories and areas of ‘frozen conflict (UNHCR, 2007).’ These children have important implications for education systems in the region.
Published by UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
Internally Displaced Persons
Children in situations of fragility: IDP's access to quality education in the Republic of Georgia