Category Archives: Conflict

Virtually Educated: The Case for and Conundrum of Online Higher Education for Refugees

by Martha K. Ferede, Consultant GEM Report, Lecturer in International and Comparative Higher Education, Sciences-Po   In addition to increased provision of primary and secondary schooling, refugees also need pathways into accredited tertiary education programs. As was highlighted in the … Continue reading

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Humanitarian aid: education’s double disadvantage

The GEM Report’s recent paper on trends of aid to education shows how education remains an under-prioritised and underfunded sector of humanitarian aid. Humanitarian aid makes up only a small share of the external financing that countries receive for education. … Continue reading

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No more excuses. Provide education to all forcibly displaced people

By the GEM Report and the UNHCR Education Section Days before the World Humanitarian Summit, we have jointly released a new policy paper, ‘No more excuses’, with new data showing that only 50% of refugee children are in primary school … Continue reading

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Which way to the platform, please?

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) bi-annual meetings recently took place in Amman, Jordan. Two points stood out from the event: there is considerable excitement about the potential offered by the impending Crisis Platform for Education in Emergencies, … Continue reading

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Last chance to join the call for the new Education Crisis Platform to be adequately and sustainably financed

By Kolleen Bouchane, Their World Around the world, emergencies and protracted crises disrupted the education of 80 million children and adolescents in 2015. Despite this, education in emergency contexts received less than 2 percent of all humanitarian funding last year. … Continue reading

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Learning from former extremists

By Lynn Davies I met these other people, Muslims, and for some reason they saw something in me that I couldn’t see. They basically believed in me and they said that, ‘You can do more with yourself’. Interviewing former extremists … Continue reading

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Syria? Education?

It’s not news that calls for funds for education in humanitarian situations are left unmet, but it doesn’t fail to shock when the actual figures are laid bare. Syria, which no one can deny is in dire need of assistance, … Continue reading

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