Archive | October, 2007

The War’s Over, Now Where’s Your Homework?

© UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1537/Susan Markisz<br/>Former child soldier Ishmael Beah Ishmael Beah of Sierra Leone.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1537/Susan Markisz
Former child soldier Ishmael Beah Ishmael Beah of Sierra Leone.

In countries emerging from conflict, getting children into school is the first and most critical challenge for international development agencies, governments and communities.

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When Crisis Strikes Children

‘Beyond School Books’ series moderator Amy Costello and UN Special Representative Radhika Coomaraswamy in a radio studio at the United Nations<br />© UNICEF/2007/Yeo

‘Beyond School Books’ series moderator Amy Costello and UN Special Representative Radhika Coomaraswamy in a radio studio at the United Nations
© UNICEF/2007/Yeo

NEW YORK, USA, 22 October 2007 – In countries caught in a cycle of ongoing conflict, as well as those emerging from war, the rights of children and the right to education are most at risk.

Communities in these nations consistently rank education as a high priority for support during and after a crisis – demonstrating that education is an indispensable tool for social transformation.

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Iraqi children celebrate their return to school

Iraqi children return to school

Iraqi children return to school
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By Claire Hajaj

AMMAN, Jordan, 9 October 2007— The first day back at school for students at Baghdad’s Al-Amal Primary School is a reason to celebrate. Children squeal with excitement as they see old friends. The playground, so bare and empty over the summer holidays, has filled with colour and sound.

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