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21 Jun 2018 description
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It's hoped another 60 missing children are staying in shelters or have left with their families - as work begins to get schools reopened quickly.

The Fuego volcano erupted more than two weeks ago in Guatemala. But the search is still on for schoolchildren who were caught up in the disaster.

Twelve students from the San Miguel Los Lotes School are known to have been among at least 110 people who died when lava flowed from the 12,000ft mountain and gas and ash devastated local communities.

21 Jun 2018 description
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The $27 million initiative will support adolescents in Jordan and Lebanon, as well as Arab children in the UAE affected by humanitarian emergencies.

At least 5000 refugee children and youth will have their education supported by funding from a philanthropist.

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair has launched a $27 million initiative that will help refugee adolescents in Jordan and Lebanon - and Arab children living temporarily in the United Arab Emirates who have been affected by wars and disasters.

13 Jun 2018 description
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Tanzania's government is introducing new disaster measures at schools and asking students to make their communities aware of the dangers.

When an earthquake struck in Tanzania two years ago, 15 of the 20 people who died were students at a secondary school.

The quake was a moderate one of 5.9 magnitude - but it damaged hundreds homes and other buildings in and around Bukoba town in Kigera province. The boys who died were at Ihungo boarding school in Buboka.

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.

31 May 2018 description
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An upsurge in violence has seen more families fleeing from their homes and hundreds of thousands of children having their education disrupted.

A generation of children are being "sacrificed" because the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic means they are not going to school.

Many children are starving and one in five babies don't survive beyond their first birthday in a country where funding cutbacks have seen aid reduced.

29 May 2018 description
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The bus goes to schools, parks and orphanages to give children access to books which are in short supply in the classroom.

The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-to-find books in Kabul's first mobile library.

Named Charmaghz - the Dari for walnut, which is associated with logic in Afghanistan because the nut resembles a brain - the converted public bus is hard to miss as it winds through the dusty streets of the Afghan capital.

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.

25 May 2018 description
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Israel's supreme court has ruled that the school - which has 170 students from Bedouin communities - and the village where it's sited are to be knocked down.

A Palestinian village and its school are to be demolished by Israeli authorities - despite attempts by the European Union to save them.

The school in the Khan Al-Ahmar was made from tyres and mud eight years ago and serves about 170 students from five local Bedouin communities in the occupied West Bank.

23 May 2018 description
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Parents said they had expected better safety measures to be brought in after 111 students in Dapchi were kidnapped by Boko Haram

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Hundreds of girls have refused to return to their school in northeast Nigeria because of security fears following a mass kidnapping by Boko Haram jihadists, said parents and teachers.

Gunmen stormed the Government Girls Technical College in Dapchi on February 19, seizing 111 schoolgirls in a carbon copy of the abduction in Chibok in 2014 that caused global outrage.

23 May 2018 description
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In remote mountain areas, children whose families fled from conflict are being taught and cared for in safe environments

By Elaine Hunter

A children’s charity is bringing early childhood development to remote displacement camps in Myanmar's troubled Kachin state.

Most people know about the almost 700,000 Rohingya people who fled into neighbouring Bangladesh last year.

22 May 2018 description
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A huge overhaul of Sierra Leone's education system is underway. Broken by the decade-long civil war and then battered by the effects of the 2014 Ebola outbreak, it has been slowly recovering.

Now a raft of reforms have been brought in by new President Julius Maada Bio. A promise of free primary and secondary schooling for all was part of the campaign that helped him sweep to victory last month. Now he has announced that will start in September.

He also revealed that education's share of the annual spending budget will be almost doubled from 11% to 20%.

17 May 2018 description
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Violent extremist groups have targeted schools and threatened teachers in the north of the country.

Violence and hunger are taking their toll on children and their education in the troubled north of Burkina Faso.

Hundreds of schools are closed - many of them because teachers are scared of being targeted by extremist groups. Some families too are frightened of the growing lack of security in remote regions and are fleeing to safer parts of the country.

08 May 2018 description
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One of the victims was the son of a police chief - other attacks and flooding have kept thousands of students out of school in the area.

Three children were shot dead in an ambush on their way to school in Kenya.

The car they were travelling in was sprayed with bullets, killing them and the driver, said a police chief whose son was one of the victims.

The children were heading to their school at Kapedo in Baringo County when they were attacked.

Kapedo police chief Josephat Lopalal said his child - a form one student at Kapedo High School - was killed.

03 May 2018 description
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Three teachers were killed in a week and at least 30 schools have been targeted this year by armed separatists in the country's English-speaking regions.

Three teachers have been murdered and several school students injured in the past week as education comes under increasing attack in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.

A school principal is also missing and at least 30 schools have been the targets of violence by separatist rebels this year.

03 May 2018 description
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Thousands of new or modified buildings will help to protect students in areas that are vulnerable to natural disasters.

Afghanistan and Turkey are two of the world's earthquake hotspots - and both are making huge efforts to upgrade or replace thousands of at-risk schools.

Afghanistan had 160 quakes in the past year - most of them deep under the ground and not causing any damage. The last major earthquake was in 2015, when more than 400 people died and 2500 were injured in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

02 May 2018 description
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Edited by Their News from reports by Dylan Baddour and Vivian Sequera Thomson Reuters Foundation

The country's economic woes are hitting education - and thousands of families are trying to get their children into school in neighbouring countries.

The economic and hunger crisis that has gripped Venezuela is also driving millions of children out of school.

25 Apr 2018 description
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Hundreds of thousands of children have been given education and protection support - but lack of funds means many schools still have to be repaired or replaced.

Many children are back in school three years after an earthquake devastated parts of Nepal and killed almost 9000 people.

20 Apr 2018 description
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More than 55 leading brands have pledged their support for the digital system, which will target resources to humanitarian emergency projects at the click of a button.

Conflicts and natural disasters have left 75 million children around the world out of school or in danger of missing out on education.

In the wake of a humanitarian emergency, getting children back into the classroom quickly is crucial for their safety and in helping them to deal with the trauma.

12 Apr 2018 description
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With fewer than one in 10 girls completing secondary school, the country's president has promised free and compulsory education for everyone up to the age of 16.

Three-quarters of the people living in Niger are under the age of 25. That's an incredible statistic - and a huge challenge for a country where the population doubles every two decades.

But Niger's President Issoufou Mahamadou sees this as an opportunity, not a burden.

"We must educate, train, care for and create jobs for young Nigeriens," he said.

11 Apr 2018 description
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The ground-breaking Learning Generation report highlighted that 40% of employers around the world are already struggling to recruit people with the skills they need, it said “the ability to acquire new skills throughout life, to adapt and to work flexibly will be at a premium, as will technical, social, and critical thinking skills”.