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20 Sep 2017 description
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**Tuesday 19 September 2017 **

The following is a joint blog by Kevin Watkins and Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson.

The world is witnessing the highest levels of human displacement on record since World War II. Of the unprecedented 65.3 million people forced from their homes, almost one-third are refugees, seeking protection from violence or persecution.

19 Sep 2017 description
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Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.

More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.

18 Aug 2017 description
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KAMPALA, 17th AUGUST, 2017 – As the number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hits the one million mark, Save the Children is deeply concerned about the plight of children in displacement and resettlement sites across the country. Over 600,000 children require sustained humanitarian assistance to survive and continued access to education and psychosocial support.

04 Jul 2017 description

Background to the Baseline Assessment

Yumbe District (Bidibidi settlement) hosts about 272,2061 refugees from South Sudan. The influx of refugees to Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe District began in August 2016 due to increased conflict, scarcity of food, and financial instability caused by hyperinflation in South Sudan.

20 Jun 2017 description
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OUR COSTED EDUCATION PLAN FOR SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES IN UGANDA DEMONSTRATES THAT UNIVERSAL SCHOOLING IN CRISES LIKE THESE IS BOTH AFFORDABLE AND ACHIEVABLE.

Over half-a-million South Sudanese refugee children are living in refugee settlements across northern Uganda. The vast majority are out-of-school. Not that those in school are learning much. Most are packed into overcrowded tents or local schools lacking both textbooks and teachers who speak their language.

20 Jun 2017 description
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Save the Children issues warning ahead of World Refugee Day
 
With nearly one million refugees expected to have crossed the border from South Sudan to Uganda by the end of this month, Save the Children is calling for education to be put at the centre of a make-or-break summit this week.
 
Almost three quarters of a million refugees – more than half of them children – have arrived in Uganda since fighting escalated last July.
 

14 Jun 2017 description
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Millions of Children Robbed of Childhood in East and Southern Africa

14 Mar 2017 description
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“The children and the elderly, they slaughtered them…. I've seen children tied to their dead mother and thrown in the river”

After a UN report warned “a process of ethnic cleansing was under way” in South Sudan and famine was declared in Unity State, refugees have described the horrors that forced hundreds of thousands of women and children to flee to sanctuary in Uganda.

24 Jan 2017 description
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Speech given by Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the Education World Forum on 23 January 2017

Education is the most empowering force in the world. It creates knowledge, builds confidence, and breaks down barriers to opportunity.

For children, it is their key to open the door to a better life.

However, it is a sad reality of our world today that millions of children will never receive this key.

They are destined to stay locked in cycles of disadvantage and poverty.

22 Jul 2016 description
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Fairfield, Conn. (July 22, 2016) - More than 2,000 refugees are arriving in Northern Uganda daily after fleeing the on-going threat of violence in war-torn South Sudan. 90% of the people crossing are women and children, including vulnerable mothers with newborn babies.

23 Feb 2016 description
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Save the Children writer Ben Brill visited Uganda in December 2015, to see Save the Children’s work in the country. As part of a series of three blogs, here he writes about his experience visiting healthcare facilities in the Western region.

The edge of Lake Albert. The edge of Uganda. Miles and miles of silence all around us. Flatlands and scrub and a new, harsher kind of heat. In the afternoon sun, it saps the energy from your bones the moment you step into it.

23 Feb 2016 description
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Save the Children writer Ben Brill visited Uganda in December 2015, to see Save the Children’s work in the country. As part of a series of three blogs, here he writes about his experience visiting a refugee camp in the Western region

From a distance, the Rwamwanja refugee camp in western Uganda is quite beautiful. Green hills roll as far as you can see. Rickety houses made of mud and pink tarpaulin sit among maize plants and banana trees. Bright birds dart in front of our jeep as it drives past the fruit sellers that line the red dirt road into the camp.

31 Oct 2015 description

MUTUAL REINFORCEMENT

In June and July (2015) Alies Rijper carried out a qualitative research in Lubero, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, to evaluate the effects of the mutual reinforcement approach adopted by the Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR) and its local partners in the Pamoja-programme.