'Our Kids Are Bombed': Schools Under Attack in Yemen

The conflict has had a brutal impact on education in Yemen; 34% of children in the country have not gone to school since the conflict began in March 2015. As of October 2015 1.8 million children were not in school. In some cases parents and children are deterred from going to school because of fear of airstrikes, while in others, schools have been rendered unusable due to the conflict either because they have been damaged or destroyed.

“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.

Education & Peace-Building in Colombia: The Ability to Transform

Making his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1982, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez said:

“It is not yet too late to undertake the creation of a minor utopia: a new and limitless utopia for life, wherein no one can decide for others how they are to die, where love really can be true and happiness possible, where the lineal generations of one hundred years of solitude will have at last and forever a second opportunity on Earth.”

25 أيلول (سبتمبر) 2015

Principios Rectores De Los Desplazamientos Internos

La comunidad humanitaria está cada vez más consciente de la crisis del desplazamiento interno que afecta a más de 20 millones de personas en todo el mundo. Aunque la responsabilidad de la protección de las personas internamente desplazadas incumbe primordialmente a los gobiernos nacionales y a las autoridades locales, conviene que la comunidad internacional examine la mejor manera de contribuir a mejorar la protección de esas personas en situaciones de conflicto y de crisis.