Eight reasons why the Safe Schools Declaration matters

‘I felt that humanity has ended. I mean, a place of learning, to be hit in this way, without warning… where is humanity? ...It is supposed to be illegal in any war to strike such places…’ 

A teacher’s account of airstrikes on al Shaymeh School, Hodeidah, Yemen (25 and 27 August 2015) in ‘Schools Under Attack in Yemen’ Amnesty International Report (11 December 2015).

27 تشرين الثاني (نوفمبر) 2016

Were Afraid for Their Future - Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan

“Today, Syrian refugee children in Jordan face a bleak educational present, and an uncertain future. Close to one in three—226,000 out of 660,000—Syrians registered with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan are school-aged children between 5-17 years old. Of these, more than one-third (over 80,000) did not receive a formal education last year.”

No Lost Generation – Holding to the Promise of Education for All Syrian Refugees

This report looks at the challenges facing two countries on the front-line of the global refugee crisis – Lebanon and Turkey. Between them, these countries have some 732,000 children out of school aged 5-17. In both cases the level of need vastly outstrips the resources available. There are not enough teachers, schools or classrooms – and the education infrastructure that does exist is deteriorating. Refugee children face additional challenges in adapting to a new curriculum. Compounding these challenges, refugee poverty, insecurity and vulnerability create barriers of their own.

“When I Picture My Future, I See Nothing” Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey

This important new report documents the major obstacles that prevent Syrian refugee children from getting formal education in Turkey, which is hosting more than 2 million refugees from the Syrian conflict that began in 2011. The government adopted an important policy in September 2014 that formally grants Syrian children access to public schools, but key obstacles including a language barrier, social integration issues, economic hardship, and lack of information about the policy, remain one year later.

Comité des droits de l'enfant - Observation générale No.6: Traitement des enfants non-accompagnés et des enfants séparés en dehors de leur pays d'origine

Cette Observation générale 6 du Comité des droits de l'enfant interprète la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant en ce qui concerne le traitement des enfants non accompagnés et séparés en dehors de leur pays d'origine. Les paragraphes 41 à 43 et 63 et 90 font référence au droit à l'éducation. 


Observation générale No.2 sur les droits des travailleurs migrants en situation irrégulière et des membres de leur famille

Cette Observation générale 2 du Comité des travailleurs migrants interprète la Convention sur la protection de tous les travailleurs migrants et des membres de leur famille en ce qui concerne les  situations d'irrégularité migratoire. Les paragraphes 75 à 79 font référence au droit à l'éducation.