Back to Learning
Catching up on education in the Middle East and North Africa, safely
The COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented disruption to education in the Middle East and North Africa and around the world, hindering access to learning for millions of children.
“All children, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized and those at risk of not coming back to school, should be provided with support to continue learning” said Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for UNICEF in the Middle East and North Africa. “This is an opportunity to reform education systems in the region and move to a blended learning approach. Systems can be made more flexible, increasingly using digital tools, so that every child can acquire skills, get knowledge and be prepared for adulthood” he added.
Below are some facts and figures about the reality of Education in the region
For the first time, the international community is preparing to celebrate September 9 as the first International Day to Protect Education from Attack. The aim of the high-level event is to commemorate and promote this important international day and a call to stop attacks on education.
Here's our Regional Director's message addressed to the event:
Listen to a podcast by our Regional Chief of Communications on Aljazeera podcast about The International Day to Protect Education from Attack and the reality in the region [Arabic]: