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Kuwait offers USD 2mln grant for building new school in Jordan's Tafilah

TAFILAH, Jordan, April 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Hamad Al-Duaij laid here Saturday the foundation stone for a Kuwaiti-funded charitable school project at a total cost of USD 2 million in the southern governorate of Tafilah.

In statements to KUNA on the sidelines of the foundation stone laying ceremony, Ambassador Al-Duaij said that the grant for the school is offered upon instructions from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Kuwait News Agency:

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World + 3 others
Diverse Functions of the INEE Minimum Standards in Education in Emergencies

An interview with Ken Rhodes, Deputy Director for Strategy and Development FHI 360°

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Turkey + 1 other
Training Syrian Educators on the INEE Minimum Standards in Turkey

An interview with Zeynep Turkmen Sanduvac from Mavi Kalem Social Assistance and Charity Association

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Why is education never an emergency?

Why is education never an emergency? You know, a blue-lights-flashing, rapid-response, something-has-to-be-done emergency.

Read the full report from the BBC

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Progress report: Rebuilding communities one year after quake

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Mercy Corps

Nearly one year has passed since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated communities in China’s Ya’an Prefecture, leaving thousands displaced and two million impacted across the region.

After a disaster like the April 20 quake, we partner with local organizations to maximize our reach and provide the support families really need — and our partnership with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) enabled us to quickly respond to the needs of families whose lives had just been turned upside down.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #38, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Armed civilians attacked the UNMISS compound in Bor town, Jonglei State, causing internally displaced person (IDP) casualties
 Violence in Bentiu town, Unity State, targeted civilians and resulted in increased displacement
 Humanitarian leaders at a high-level meeting called on parties to cease hostilities and respect humanitarian law and urged additional funding to support vital aid operations

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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 18 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

 680,000 individuals have so far this month benefited from food assistance;

 20,000 individuals received blankets, mattresses, fuel and other household items;

 10,500 individuals received primary and secondary health care services;

 15,000 individuals benefited from health awareness sessions;

 Some 1,500 refugees benefited from social and mental health consultations;

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 April 2014)

The Government is encouraging voluntary returns from evacuation centres, but planning is needed to manage the process as there are concerns tensions will rise if evacuees are forcibly removed or food relief is withheld.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Distribution of stationeries for school children affected by Typhoon Yolanda

Leyte Island in the Philippines was severely hit by the super typhoon Yolanda on November 8th 2013. AMDA conducted emergency relief activities for the initial two months and started reconstruction support to the affected people from January 2014.

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 15 | 7 – 13 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Thousands of newly displaced people were reported over the past week in Darfur, mainly from North Darfur, according to aid agencies.

• As of 14 April, aid agencies have had some form of access to about 249,828 displaced people in Darfur.

• As of 10 April, an estimated 60,600 people have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

• WFP and partners to distribute food aid to some 102,600 people in Blue Nile State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pakistan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 25 | 21 March – 18 April 2014

Partners are currently reaching only 25 per cent of the estimated 130,000 children who require life-saving nutrition support drought-affected Tharparkar and surrounding districts in Sindh.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Education for All

Thanks to a three-year-long inclusive education project in Sierra Leone funded by the U.K. government, Handicap International is ensuring that children with disabilities have the chance to go school. In Sierra Leone, as in many other developing countries, children with disabilities are typically excluded due to long-held stigmas and a lack of disability-specific resources.

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"We try to make the violence disappear": The challenge of teaching amid conflict

By Suzanne Beukes

In the Central African Republic, where an already weak education system has been further set back by prolonged conflict, one teacher shows her commitment to her pupils – and her country.

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Literacy campaign aims to coach 46,000 people

By THANOE WAI

University lecturers and students are volunteering their time during this summer holiday as part of the 2014 Literacy Campaign in Burma, which aims to provide free classes to 46,479 people, including children and elderly persons who never learned to read.

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Govt plans to enrol 4m children this year

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday launched Students Enrolment Campaign 2014 with a commitment to enrol some four million out-of-school children this year and optimum enrolment by May 31, 2016.

The chief minister was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Students Enrolment Campaign 2014 at his secretariat on Wednesday.

He himself enrolled three students on nursery class at a public school’s stall set up in a corner of the stage.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

© The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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République Démocratique du Congo : Bulletin humanitaire numéro 03 | mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 13 ONG internationales se sont retirées de la PO au cours de 9 derniers mois
  • Conflits intercommunautaires dans le Katanga : plusieurs violations des droits rapportés.
  • Près de 2 millions de dollars sont nécessaires pour financer l’action humanitaire dans Kalehe et Shabunda (Sud-Kivu).
  • Le stock de contingence de prise en charge du choléra déjà consommé à 75% alors que l’épidémie continue au Sud-Kivu.

PROVINCE ORIENTALE : LES PARTENAIRES SE DESENGAGENT DES UELE

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Jordan + 1 other
RI Marks the One Year Anniversary of its Educational Program in the Zaatari Refugee Camp

More than 600 Syrian children in the Zaatari refugee camp recently came together for a day of festivities to mark the first year anniversary of Relief International’s (RI) educational program inside the camp. They were joined by RI partners, friends, and parents. It was a day for the students to experience the simple joys of being a kid.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Même avec le système de rotation, les enfants syriens ne sont pas tous scolarisés au Liban

FAYDA, Liban, 17 avril (HCR) – « Mademoiselle Hanane » est debout dans la boue devant ses élèves, qui sont ses cousins. Elle se retourne et écrit avec un morceau de calcaire sur la porte d'un abri de fortune près de son propre abri. La porte est son tableau, c'est sa classe et elle y enseigne l'anglais. Elle écrit les lettres de l'alphabet en anglais, puis elle les prononce à haute voix. La classe répète chaque lettre à l'unisson.

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Access to education – Rebuilding after Haiyan

Sitting here in the air conditioned bubble of the departure lounge of Iloilo airport, waiting to fly back to Manila, my thoughts go back to some of the people I met in in Iloilo.

One place in particular comes to mind.

CBM works with partner RBI (Resources for the Blind), who ensure that children with visual impairments – and they may also have hearing, learning or mobility difficulties – have the chance to access education.

In November, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed many of the buildings that are used for these classes, effectively ending education for the children.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Even with shifts, only some Syrians in Lebanon get into school

FAYDA, Lebanon, 17 April (UNHCR) – "Miss Hanan" stands in the mud before her class – her cousins. She turns and writes with a chunk of chalky rock on the door of a makeshift shelter next to her own. The door is her chalkboard, this is her classroom and her class is learning English. She writes the letters of the English alphabet and then pronounces them loudly. The class repeat each letter in unison.