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16 Apr 2018 description
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April 16, 2018

According to reports from cluster partners a school bus which was transporting more than 30 children from school was evacuated during shelling at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in Zaitseve village (outskirts of Gorlivka, Donetska NGCA). The children were safely evacuated to the nearest safe place and no causalities among children were reported.

12 Jan 2018 description
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Attacks on schools in Ukraine during 2017

During 2017 a total of 42 education facilities were damaged due to conflict in Ukraine affecting access to education to at least 4,000 children. Schools were damaged on both sides of the contact line (GCA – 14, NGCA – 28) in both Donetska and Luhanska oblasts. There was no single month during 2017 without school being damaged with a peaks in December, May and February. Some of the attacks happened during the daytime when children and teachers were attending school, putting them at immediate risk.

30 Nov 2017 description

Key facts Education Cluster for 2017/2018 school year

• Affected by conflict: 703,000 students and educators in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (638,000 students, 65,000 teachers/staff)

• Most critical in need: 220,000 estimated students and teachers around ‘contact line’ (within 15 km of contact line).

29 Sep 2017 description
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The right to safety and education should be guaranteed to all children during the armed conflict, therefore, the Ministry of Education and Science supports the initiative of joining the Safe School Declaration. This statement was made by Liliya Hrynevych, Minister of Education and Science, during round table “The Safe Schools Declaration: how to protect the right to education during armed conflict” on Thursday.

06 Sep 2017 description

BACKGROUND/SITUATION:

The situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile. Despite ongoing peace efforts, daily clashes and rapid escalation of hostilities prevail, as conflict continues to claim lives and generate humanitarian needs. Shelling of critical infrastructure, such as hospitals, schools, water and energy supply systems and houses is reported almost daily.

14 Jul 2017 description

BACKGROUND/SITUATION:

The situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile. Despite ongoing peace efforts, daily clashes and rapid escalation of hostilities prevail, as conflict continues to claim lives and generate humanitarian needs. Shelling of critical infrastructure, such as hospitals, schools, water and energy supply systems and houses is reported almost daily.

24 May 2017 description

The vision of the Ukraine Education Cluster is to ensure that all children and young people affected by conflict have equitable access to relevant, quality education in a safe and protective environment.

24 May 2017 description

Key Achievements for Jan-Mar 2017 – Luhanska Oblast:

• 32,705 children were reached by 8 education cluster partners in at least 552 education facilities of Donetska oblast (both in GCA and NGCA);

• More than 15,000 children were reached in Luhanska NGCA;

• None of education staff were reached with capacity building and no education kits were distributed in Luhanska Oblast.

24 May 2017 description

Key Achievements for Jan-Mar 2017 – Donetska Oblast:

• 89,501* children were reached by 7 education cluster partners in at least 552 education facilities of Donetska Oblast (both in GCA and NGCA);

• More than 6,700 children were reached in Donetska NGCA;

• Only 24 education staff were reached with capacity building by 1 partner.

24 May 2017 description

Key Achievements for Jan-Mar 2017:

• More than 122,000 children were reached by 11 education cluster partners in at least 639 education facilities of Donetska and Luhanska oblasts (both in GCA and NGCA). Another 5 partners are active in implementation but have not yet reported completions of activities for 2017;

• Almost 22,000 children were reached in NGCA out of which more than 15,000 children in Luhanska NGCA

10 Apr 2017 description

Krasnohorivka: General Information

  • Currently 5 schools are operational under one roof, in a single school building creating difficult circumstances for learning. More learning spaces are needed immediately. Total number of children enrolled is 454 (as of Sep’16: School #1 –71, #2 –123, #3 –47, #4 –56, #5 –157);

03 Apr 2017 description

The Global Education Cluster (GEC) 2016 Report seeks to illustrate how the work of the GEC has been particularly significant in achieving results. It presents examples of our work that demonstrate how our aim to be as field-focused and field-informed as possible has enabled education responses to be more effective, through better coordination. The report also looks at the changing humanitarian landscape and new opportunities for the field of education in emergencies (EiE), with the launch of the Education Cannot Wait Fund.