education

Palestinian children ‘an inspiration’ in difficult circumstances: UN official

As UNRWA, the UN Agency relief and works agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east, approaches its 70th anniversary, Matthias Schmale, its director of operations in Gaza has appealed for its basic services to continue, for reasons of dignity and justice.

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Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report

Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highlighting also structural weaknesses in national systems that can sometimes exclude children on the move.

Despite funding crisis, Palestine refugee classrooms set to stay open, says UNRWA

The Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) looks set to keep its classrooms open for the rest of the school year, despite earlier fears that they would have to close within the next few weeks, due to steep funding cuts, the agency told UN News in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

Rich economies not a promise of education equality, new report finds

High national wealth does not guarantee equal access to a quality education, a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) suggests.

News in Brief 19 September 2018

  • 1 in 3 children in disaster and conflict hit countries not in school – UNICEF report
  • Over 1 million affected by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines
  • UN health agency publishes its first ever ‘investment case’
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Violence at school an ‘unforgettable lesson’ faced by more than half the world’s children: UNICEF

Around 150 million school children aged 13-15 are the victims of violence from their peers, says a new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

News in Brief 29 August 2018

  • Both war and mediating peace becoming ‘increasingly complex’, says UN Secretary-General
  • ‘Every effort’ must be made to bring the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty into force, urges UN chief
  • Refugee education is in crisis, warns UNHCR
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Half the world’s refugee children not in school, UN agency finds

With more and more children forced to leave their homes, over half of the world’s school-aged refugees are now out of education, the United Nations refugee agency said in a new report released on Wednesday.

UN Agency warns Palestinian refugee schools face October closure

UNRWA, the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, says it will be able to open the schools it operates for the coming academic term.  However, with the Agency still struggling to cope with the US decision to cut funding by $300 million, the prospect beyond September are still very uncertain.  UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness spoke with UN News.

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News In Brief 16 August 2018

  • Palestinian school reopening may be short-lived, warns UNRWA
  • Child deportations from US, Mexico drive extreme violence, poverty and trauma: UNICEF
  • Reversal of genocide acknowledgement, ‘undermines rule of law’
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