Education and Conflict -some stories

We hear about the effects of conflict on education when ‘news worthy’ items catch our attention – the taking of more than 200 girls in Northern Nigeria and the shooting of Malala in Pakistan, for example. They do wake us up , but are then too quickly forgotten. So it is important to consider not only the impact of conflict but the possibilities for reducing the impact.

Items provided by INEE newsletter

Consider the wider effects of Boko Haram in the countries surrounding Nigeria, for example:

The Impact of Boko Haram and Armed Conflict on Schooling in Cameroon’s Far North
UNICEF
In December 2014, UNICEF in collaboration with the Ministry of Basic Education(MINEDUB), carried out a rapid assessment in the 4 departments most affected by the insurgency of Boko Haram in the region of the Far North. The assessmentThe Impact of Boko Haram and Armed Conflict on Schooling in Cameroon’s Far North aims to provide education sector actors and stakeholders with accurate, reliable data on the impact of Boko Haram and the armed conflict on schooling and internal displacement, facilitating a more informed, coordinated sectoral response.

Download the full Impact of Boko Haram and Armed Conflict on Schooling in Cameroon’s Far North report.

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and news about providing safe spaces for children:
Video: Caught in the Crossfire: Providing Education during Conflict Videos
INEE and The American Red Cross

On March 5th, the American Red Cross and INEE hosted an expert

presentation and panel on ensuring the existence of a safe space for education during conflict. The event clarified how compliance with International Humanitarian Law (IHL) enables a safe space for education during conflict, as well as presents on what education can do to provide stability to a community disrupted by conflict.

now available.

Access the full conference video, here.
Access the extended interview with INEE Director, Dean Brooks, here.
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