Posted on 01 June 2012.
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Young girls playing a mobile game developed by Games for Change, Delhi, India.
‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies
by Rudina Vojvoda
NEW YORK, USA, 1 June 2012 – Since their invention in the late 1940s, electronic games have been an integral part of our culture. But recently, games have been doing a lot more than just entertaining: They promote health, education and human rights, and bring about social change, among other things.
Posted on 27 January 2012.
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Students at Consolacion Elementary School in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, use UNICEF-provided school packs to resume their studies.
By Marge Francia
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines, 25 January 2012 – In City Central School, in Cagayan de Oro City, two teachers recently held their first day of classes since the devastating floods that swept through their community – even as their own futures looks uncertain.
Vivian Benedictos and Marilou Gambuta, co-teachers and best friends, share a first-grade classroom at the school. It is a space they not only teach in, but now also live in.
Posted on 25 August 2011.
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Internally displaced school children listening to their teacher during the mathematics class inside temporary classroom provided by UNICEF in Markets side Camp for the displaced people in Talayan, Maguindanao.
By Taleen Vartan
NEW YORK, 25 August 2011 – Since 2006, UNICEF has teamed up with the Government of the Netherlands, the European Commission and other partners to scale up work in education in emergencies and post-crisis transition (EEPCT) countries through the Back on Track programme. This initiative supports countries in emergency and post-crisis transition contexts to establish sustainable progress towards achieving quality basic education for all.
Posted on 10 May 2011.
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Left homeless by the cyclone, children gather outside a school that serves as a shelter near the town of Kundangon, Myanmar.
By Rudina Vojvoda
NEW YORK, 8 May 2011 – More than 175 million children are likely to be affected each year by climate-related disasters. While coping with climate change is becoming quintessential for our society, so is preparing the future generations to deal with the aftermath of disasters and adapt to the ever-changing climate.
Posted on 11 March 2010.
Ushahidi maps up-to-date crisis information coming from Haiti via SMS, e-mail, radio, phone, social media and other sources.
By Anna Azaryeva
NEW YORK, USA, 11 March 2010 – The earthquake that shook Chile on 27 February reportedly killed hundreds of people causing widespread damage to homes, hospitals, schools, roads and other infrastructure.
Rescue and recovery efforts are underway while the start of the school year has been suspended for a week.
Meanwhile, intensive aid operations continue in Haiti, which was struck by a catastrophic earthquake just weeks before. The quake affected an estimate of 5,000 schools and approximately 700,000 of primary school-aged children around the country.