#EmergencyLessons: School = hope for children after Nepal earthquakes | UNICEF - Meet Susma and Milan. Their lives were turned upside down after the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. Read more >>


#EmergencyLessons: Walking to school | UNICEF - Join Ali and Gaith on their walk to school, through Harsham IDP camp in Iraq. These boys never thought they would miss the simple act of walking to school. More >>


#EmergencyLessons: My school photo | UNICEF - Meet Yaroslav and Nastya, two of 580,000 children directly affected by the conflict in East Ukraine. Despite the challenges, ca. 70,000 displaced children have been enrolled in new schools. Read more >>


As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year, access to schooling remains a significant challenge for the country's children. At one centre in Homs, helping children with disabilities continue their learning is top priority. More >

Madagascar – And the school year continued
Quick response to Cyclone Giovanna had 20,000 children back in the classroom. Read more >

Jordan – For refugee children, school back in session
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake distribute bags to Syrian refugee children. Read more »

Somalia – Refugees return home to rebuild their education system
Ali Abdullah stands at the front of the class asking students whether any have learning or development needs.  Read more »

Syrian Arab Republic – Life skills courses for refugees
Ibrahim, a refugee from Iraq, admits that he hasn’t been this nervous since his arrival in Syria.  Read more »



  • #EmergencyLessons: School = hope for children after Nepal earthquakes | UNICEF

  • #EmergencyLessons: Walking to school | UNICEF

  • #EmergencyLessons: My school photo | UNICEF

  • For Syrian children with disabilities, schooling amid conflict

  • Madagascar – And the school year continued

  • Jordan – For refugee children, school back in session

  • Somalia – Refugees return home to rebuild their education system

  • Syrian Arab Republic – Life skills courses for refugees


A school (un)like any other in Eastern Ukraine

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, 26 May 2016 - At first glance, the School No. 12 in Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, looks like any other school. Less visible is the fact that all these children have witnessed conflict and bear its scars. Read more >>

Cameroon: The joy of learning for thousands of refugee children

Cameroon, 7 March 2016 - Over 65 000 refugee children affected by conflict have benefitted from EU humanitarian education support in Cameroon over the last three years. Read more >>

Education: Small investment, big impact for Syrian refugees

TURKEY, 25 February 2015 - UNICEF, with EU Children of Peace funding, has established an incentive scheme for teachers to help provide quality education to refugee children. Read more>>

“We came here to tell our story… we are all victims,” the children of Syria

Za’atari, Jordan, March 2014 - “We are the children of Syria don’t forget us,” their voices fill the tent with an energy that hits you like the desert wind sweeping across Za’atari refugee camp. Read more »

ECHO and UNICEF join forces for crisis affected children to go back to school

BAMAKO/BRUSSELS, 15 January 2014 - The Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department of the European Commission (ECHO) is providing EUR 3 million for children’s education in crisis affected in Mali. Read more »

In Turkey, teachers learn how to work better with their Syrian refugee pupils

ISKENDERUN, Turkey, 11 July 2013 – In a large training room, an instructor asks a group of 200 people to hold a chickpea in their palms and to imagine that it is a tree.

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Summer camps help Syrian refugee children recovery, regain missed education

AMMAN, Jordan, 5 July 2012 – At a large primary school on the outskirts of the capital Amman, 11-year-old Basma* and her 7-year-old sister are among around 180 children, most of them Syrian refugees, taking part in a summer camp.

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