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21 Dec 2017 description
report Theirworld

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.

04 Oct 2017 description
report Theirworld

"Mobile schools" are being used to take education to children in small communities in parts of the country that are under attack from Boko Haram.

“These areas have not been safe for teachers so we hire teachers who go into communities and teach - and then they go back to where it is safe,” said Alfred Hangus.

An education in emergency specialist for the charity Plan International, Hangus is based at Maiduguri in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria.

17 Mar 2016 description
report Theirworld

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.