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11. – EDUCATION

JORDAN / BEDOUIN TEACHER

An estimated 25 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are not enrolled in schools. Some refugee teachers have taken it into their own hands to educate their children. Jamal Shahadeh opened a school at a refugee settlement near Amman, where all the residents are Bedouin relatives. UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / AUTISM RON SUSKIND

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind spoke at the UN about his family's 20-year journey with their son Owen's autism. In an interview with UNIFEED, he stressed that this is a global issue and "governments cannot afford not to put money into it." Today is World Autism Awareness Day. UNTV

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / KHALED HOSSEINI

International best-selling author and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Khaled Hosseini made his first visit over the weekend to see Syrian refugees living in Northern Iraq.  Hosseini, a former refugee fromAfghanistanis the author of bestsellers such as The Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns. UNHCR

25 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GA / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN 1

As the conflict that has inflicted unimaginable suffering on the Syrian people prepares to enter its fourth year, United Nations officials stressed the need for a political solution to end the crisis, as well as greater efforts to protect civilians and ensure they receive the assistance they desperately need. UNTV / FILE

25 Feb 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / MALALA ZATARI CAMP

Teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai visits  Zaatari Refugee Camp in northern Jordan to promote better and more accessible education for Syrian children. UNHCR

18 Feb 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / MALALA REFUGEES

Teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai  visited the Jordanian border crossing at Hadalat over the weekend, where the number of Syrians seeking refuge in Jordan has increased in recent days due to intensified fighting in their villages. UNHCR

18 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

Female Genital Mutilation or FGM, is a harmful traditional practice that still persists in Somalia where its prevalence remains high at 95 percent, especially affecting girls between four to 11 years of age. An estimated 130 million women across the world have undergone FGM and suffer from severe effects of the practice. AU / UN IST

8 Feb 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR HUMANITARIAN

UNICEF informed that 20,000 children in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, will start classes in temporary learning spaces after violence forced them to flee their homes and closed down their schools. CH UNTV

4 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / GLOBAL EDUCATION CRISIS

A United Nations (UN) report released this week says that some 130 million school children around the world are unable to read a single sentence, even after four years of attending school. UNESCO /FILE

31 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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