Education

Education can't wait for an end to the conflict in Syria - In 2016, UNICEF supported 12,600 children in Syria that crossed conflict lines to sit their national exams. Together with the support of the European Union, we are making sure that even more children can complete their education. 

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Education in Emergencies - A joint EU - UNICEF project trains teachers in the Lake Chad region to identify risks and develop emergency preparedness plans to reduce the danger for children in an area where bomb explosions, armed attacks, and abduction remain a constant threat.

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Connect My School - Discover a portrait of Waibai, a young girl from the Far North region of Cameroon who, through the ECHO-funded 'Connect My School' project, has just been connected to the Internet for the first time ever!

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UNICEF helps 682,000 children access education in Iraq in 2016 - UNICEF is working with the government of Iraq and partners to get children back to school. See our Photo Essay >>

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#EmergencyLessons: After the earthquake in Nepal, children describe school in emoji | UNICEF - In 2015, a violent earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9000 people and children's lives were shaken apart. Despite the destruction, hope flies high in the community. Children describe what school means to them in emoji. Read more >>

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#EmergencyLessons: My favourite school teacher | UNICEF - The conflict in East Ukraine has affected thousands of children like Eva. Teachers like Miss Yelena play a crucial role in supporting children who have seen and experienced things no child ever should. Read more >>

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#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 >>

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#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 >>

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#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 >>

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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 >

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

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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 »
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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 »

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Multimedia

  • Education can't wait for an end to the conflict in Syria

  • Education in Emergencies for children in Chad

  • Connect My School

  • UNICEF helps 682,000 children access education in Iraq in 2016

  • #EmergencyLessons: Nepalese children describe school in emoji | UNICEF

  • #EmergencyLessons: My favourite school teacher | UNICEF

  • #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

Stories

Syrian teachers improve their teaching skills in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, 26 March 2017 - Osama Ayat is part of an EU-funded training programme for Syrian teachers in Turkey. Read more about his experiences >>


The real heroes are the humanitarian workers – says EU Commissioner

BAKHMUT, Ukraine, 20 February 2017 – Announcing an additional package of 18 millon Euros, EU Commissioner, Christos Stylianides, said the EU will continue to support populations most affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Read more about the cooperation between the EU and UNICEF for conflict-affected children in Ukraine >>


School helps children in eastern Ukraine cope with stress of armed conflict

DRUZHBA, Ukraine, 25 January 2017 - Armed conflict has impacted the lives of many children in eastern Ukraine. To help children better cope with the situation, one school has added mine education, how to seek shelter from shelling and psychological support to its more regular classes. Read more >>  


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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