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28 May 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, May 27 2016 (IPS) - Around the world girls are struggling to stay in school when their menstrual hygiene needs are forgotten or ignored, yet the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and education sectors have remained reluctant to address the issue.

Menstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated on May 28, aims to raise awareness of the fundamental role that MHM plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential in areas such as education.

28 May 2016 description

(New York, May 27, 2016) – Supporting the international declaration to protect education in armed conflict is more important than ever with wars raging in many countries, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said today, marking the first anniversary of the Safe Schools Declaration, and congratulating the 53 countries that have endorsed it.

26 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Donors continue to support expansion, improvement of Jordanian education system

AMMAN (May 26, 2016) – The European Union, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and United States, together with UNICEF, today announced their support to the Government of Jordan’s landmark commitment, made at the Syrian Conference in London earlier this year, to educate every child in Jordan in the 2016/2017 school year.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

La iniciativa "La educación no puede esperar" busca proporcionar educación de calidad en los próximos cinco años para 13,6 millones de niños y jóvenes en situaciones de emergencia y crisis prolongadas.

Estambul, 23 de mayo de 2016 – Varias organizaciones mundiales y nacionales lanzaron hoy la iniciativa “La educación no puede esperar", un nuevo fondo para coordinar mejor el apoyo a la educación para los niños y los jóvenes afectados por situaciones de emergencia humanitaria y crisis prolongada, e impulsar la inversión en este terreno.

25 May 2016 description

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, May 23, signed a new partnership agreement on promoting nutrition in Africa with Jamie Cooper, Chair of Big Win Philanthropy, and Zouera Youssoufou, CEO of the Dangote Foundation. The partnership was reached at the Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings in Lusaka and will boost economic returns from the AfDB’s US $33-billion investment portfolio by reprogramming suitable investments in sectors ranging from agriculture to education, to generate nutritional benefit for children.

25 May 2016 description
report World Vision

BRUSSELS, 25 May 2016 - Following the World Humanitarian Summit, 23rd – 24th May held in Istanbul, World Vision was pleased with the level of participation and commitments to its core priorities especially around education in emergencies, humanitarian financing, innovation and partnering.

25 May 2016 description

Arrivals and departures

In Greece, an estimated 126 people arrived over the weekend (21-22 May) in the northern Aegean (35 on Lesvos, 76 on Chios, and 15 on Samos).

25 May 2016 description

Posted by Evelyn Rodriguez-Perez on Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Education is a core component of a humanitarian response. However, too often education remains severely underfunded given competing priorities. But without it, children — and girls in particular — are at increased risk of abuse, exploitation, disempowerment or worse.

While working in international education for more than 30 years, I’ve seen how natural disasters, famines and wars can sideline education.

24 May 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

60 MILLION people affected globally at present.

32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.

10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.

50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.

HIGHLIGHTS

24 May 2016 description

Pledges continue UK's leadership in providing education for children in crises and improving efficiency in the humanitarian system.

The UK has committed an extra £30 million of support to help make sure no child misses out on an education in times of crisis.

The Education Cannot Wait fund aims to help 13.6 million young people caught up in humanitarian emergencies such as conflict, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

24 May 2016 description
report Malteser

Compilation of Commitments for alignment by Malteser International on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit on the basis of Core Commitments to the 7 High Level Leaders’ Roundtables as well as samples of additional Commitments laid out in WHS-Commitment documents with references to these Roundtables and last but not least Commitments and equivalents “action areas” (charters, platforms etc.) laid out with the 15 Special Sessions.

23 May 2016 description

If you ask a child living in conflict what she dreams about, the answer is likely to be “going back to school”. Education is a top priority for children and youth experiencing crisis and displacement. Yet, for years, humanitarians have failed to provide children in war with their basic right to education.

23 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Education Cannot Wait aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years

ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

23 May 2016 description
report Save the Children

Child refugees stranded in Greece have been out of school for an average of one and a half years, risking a generation which has been denied the right to an education, according to Save the Children.

As the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit gets underway today (23rd May) in Istanbul with a focus on refugee education, a new study by the agency found that although more than three quarters of school-aged refugee children interviewed in Greece said that going to school was one of their top priorities, more than one in five of them have never even begun their education.

23 May 2016 description

Alice Albright

In 2014, Sierra Leone had just begun to rebuild an education system ravaged by 10 years of fierce civil war when the Ebola epidemic hit the country with widespread illness and death. To stop the disease’s advance, authorities embarked on drastic, but medically necessary measures, including shutting down all schools for several months, putting the education of Sierra Leone’s children on hold once again.

23 May 2016 description

Estambul, 23 de mayo — La Directora General de la UNESCO, Irina Bokova, expresó hoy su satisfacción por el lanzamiento de un nuevo fondo, llamado “La educación no puede esperar – fondo para la educación en situaciones de emergencias”, anunciado hoy en presencia del secretario general de la ONUel transcurso de una sesión especial de la Cumbre Humanitaria Mundial que se celebra en Estambul.

22 May 2016 description

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will champion the cause of education for children and youth affected by crisis and the need to improve the protection of journalists in crisis situations at the United Nations Humanitarian Summit, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23 and 24 May.

The Summit is taking place as the world is experiencing its greatest need for humanitarian action since World War II.

20 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/ISTANBUL, 20 May 2016 – The world is witnessing the highest level of humanitarian need since the Second World War. For the first time in the 70-year history of the UN, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. 

He has put forward an Agenda for Humanity, calling on global leaders to commit to action and reduce humanitarian suffering. 

UNICEF will be: