Since the beginning of the month children in Haiti have streamed back to school amidst challenges in securing proper learning spaces, materials and teachers. The Global education cluster, the body designated by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to lead education recovery in humanitarian response, has estimated that over 2,890,000 children will be back in school for the 2010-2011 school year.
SINDH PROVINCE, Pakistan, 15 October 2010 – Rehana, 12, is a special needs child whose eyes have simply seen far too much misery for one so young. Having fled with her family from the floodwaters that submerged her home in Sindh province, Pakistan, she now lives in a poor area of the province where girls are isolated within their communities, have limited access to schools and cannot earn much.
MANILA, 22 October 2010 – Super Typhoon Juan (Megi) hit Northern Luzon on 18 October 2010 and left much of the region, notably, Isabela battered and reeling.
A day after the storm, UNICEF sent a team of specialists on health, nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education and child protection to conduct rapid assessment. The team brought an initial set of shelter and medical supplies to provide children with temporary school classrooms, and health centres with essential drugs as well as school packs.
NEW YORK, USA, 13 October 2010 – As schools open for the new academic year in Haiti, the hope is to bring all boys and girls to school, those who attended before the earthquake struck in January 2010, and those hardest to reach, who will go to school for the first time.
NEW YORK, 13 October 2010 – In 2009, over 6 million children around the globe benefited from interventions to restore learning and improve the quality of education in countries affected by emergencies. As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction today, a report released by UNICEF shows how education programmes in countries affected by conflict or natural disasters – and sometimes both – are overcoming odds and contributing to long-term dev.
NEW YORK, USA, 13 October, 2010 – As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction today, communities around the globe are working hard to keep up with the many new and emerging methods and technologies for preparing for future disasters and rapidly changing climate conditions.