Archive | November, 2007

Education Under Attack

© UNICEF/NYHQ2004-0269/Christine Nesbitt</br>A man teacher addresses a class of girls, in a temporary classroom in the Kassab IDP camp near the town of Kutum, 116 km from capital of North Darfur.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2004-0269/Christine NesbittA man teacher addresses a class of girls, in a temporary classroom in the Kassab IDP camp near the town of Kutum, 116 km from capital of North Darfur.

NEW YORK, USA, 16 November 2007 – Providing education to children in regions and societies affected by conflict – or emerging from it – is a major challenge.

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New syllabus helps conflict-affected children get back to school in Sri Lanka

© UNICEF/NYHQ2005-0153/Kathryn Grusovin</br>Children look at their drawings on a wall at St. Cecilia's School in the town of Batticaloa. The school has been turned into a camp for people displaced by the tsunami.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2005-0153/Kathryn GrusovinChildren look at their drawings on a wall at St. Cecilia's School in the town of Batticaloa. The school has been turned into a camp for people displaced by the tsunami.

By Francis Mead

BATTICALOA DISTRICT, Sri Lanka, 5 November 2007 – Twelve-year-old Saranya’s school was close to the old front line between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and Sri Lanka Government forces.

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