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28 May 2009 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

This third annual Last in Line, Last in School report examines recent trends in donor support for education for children living in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS) and those caught up in emergencies. Its broad conclusion is that, although donors have increased their focus on meeting the education needs of children in these countries and situations, there is still a long way to go.

12 Mar 2009 description
report Save the Children

(Sarajevo, 12 March 2009) Today, top peace negotiators and education experts joined representatives of governments and the United Nations at a unique summit to examine how quality education can be prioritised in peace processes, and become a reality for all children living in conflict-affected countries.

Nobel Peace Prize winners Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire and Rigoberta Menchu addressed the conference via video link to lend their support and energy to the attendees.

Tutu declared, "Nothing can be more unjust than denying children their right to education.

01 Oct 2008 description

Note: The map included a table showing the number of primary-aged children out of school. Map production date estimated.

03 Jun 2008 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

Thirty-seven million children living in conflict-affected fragile states remain out of school, denied their right to education and the opportunity to lift themselves and their communities out of an endless cycle of poverty and conflict. With the capacity of their governments weakened, and education systems destroyed as the result of years of conflict and crisis, these children face a bleak future unless external support is forthcoming.

12 Apr 2007 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

Half of the world's out-of-school population - 39 million children - live in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS), even though these countries make up just 13 per cent of the world's population. The numbers of out-of-school children are disproportionately high for a number of reasons.