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11 Jun 2018 description
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Mary Maker - who was a refugee herself - gave a passionate speech to an audience watching at Kakuma camp in Kenya and online.

A refugee-turned-teacher told a worldwide audience she wants to inspire young people who are going through the same experience.

Mary Maker - who fled from the South Sudan conflict - was one of the speakers at the first ever TEDx event to be held in a refugee camp.

29 May 2018 description
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A charity working with the government in South Sudan has seen girls' enrolment more than double in one state badly affected by conflict.

A project to get children into schools in war-torn South Sudan has enjoyed extraordinary success. Enrolment is up by 33% in just three years - an extra 60,000 students.

Windle Trust International (WTI) has been working with the government since 2013 to increase access to primary and secondary schools, particularly for girls.

06 Mar 2018 description
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Half of the war-torn country's schools are shut and families are having to choose between feeding their children and ensuring they get an education.

Some of South Sudan's 6000 schools opened for a new academic year last month - but the government does not know how many.

Teachers have not been paid. Many of them, and their pupils, are on the run after four years of fighting. In the capital, classrooms are filled with hungry displaced families.

21 Dec 2017 description
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The education and development of so many children was disrupted this year by humanitarian emergencies - we look at some of the stories of despair and dreams.

One in four of the world’s school-age children - nearly 500 million - live in countries affected by humanitarian crises such as conflicts, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

About 75 million children are either already missing out on their education, receiving poor quality schooling or at risk of dropping out of school altogether.

07 Aug 2017 description
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Peter Atum tells of the many challenges he faces in educating displaced children from different countries and with limited resources.

Dadaab is a complex of refugee camps in eastern Kenya which hosts almost 250,000 people. Like any city, it has schools, hospitals and transport systems. Most of the refugees living there are from nearby Somalia - but there are also people from other countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan and Rwanda.

14 Jul 2017 description
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Some students living in war-hit countries like Syria and Yemen have to go to extraordinary lengths to complete their end-of-year tests.

For most children, exam time means cramming in last-minute studying, a nervous walk to school and a worrying wait for the results.

But for many others, it can mean long and arduous journeys - sometimes with overnight stays - to get to an exam centre. It can mean trying to study and answer test questions in a baking-hot tent in a refugee camp.

02 May 2017 description
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With three in four primary-age children out of school in the world's newest country, we look at the factors that are keeping them away from the classroom.

Nearly three-quarters of primary school-aged children in South Sudan are being denied an education due to civil war and a food crisis.

The world’s newest nation has 72% of children out of school at primary level - the highest rate of any country.

15 Mar 2017 description
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Drought and conflict are causing massive hunger emergencies - against a backdrop of one in four children in developing countries already suffering chronic malnutrition that could affect their development.

The world is watching in horror as yet another humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding.

28 Feb 2017 description
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Ten years ago world leaders agreed to work together to stop the use of child soldiers - progress has been made but there are still child recruits in countries around the world. As many as 300,000 children are believed to be serving as soldiers in armed conflicts around the world - depriving them of a normal childhood and education.

These boys and girls, some as young as seven, serve in government forces and armed opposition groups. They fight on front lines, participate in suicide missions and act as spies, messengers or lookouts.

18 May 2016 description
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International leaders must take urgent action to deliver education to millions of children in humanitarian emergencies - or face a “full-blown global crisis” that will haunt the world for three generations.

That was the stark warning from Gordon Brown, the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, as he challenged donors to ensure the new Education Cannot Wait fund is successful.

17 Mar 2016 description
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Urgent action needed for 80m children whose education has been hit by emergencies

The number of children whose education has been disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters has increased to 80 million.

The shocking statistic for 2015 is revealed in an education in emergencies "scorecard" published today by A World at School, which calls for urgent action from world leaders.

There have been a record number of children affected by crises - including attacks on education, wars, natural disasters and health alerts such as Ebola.