Spotlight on Education in Emergencies
Most of the 69 million out-of-school children worldwide live in countries affected by war and natural disasters.
Education is critical for children and youth affected by conflict and disaster, yet it is often greatly disrupted in emergencies. It is now recognized that education must be integrated into all emergency interventions as a vital part of humanitarian response. It helps to mitigate the psychological effects of conflicts, disaster and displacements, restores a sense of normalcy and gives children and youth hope for the future.
The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and UNESCO will be holding a full-day event on education in emergencies on 5 November to draw attention to the latest resources in this field.
Highlights of the day will include the launch and interactive orientation sessions of four key INEE tools: the updated Minimum Standards for Education; INEE Guidance Notes on Teaching and Learning; the INEE Pocket Guide to Gender and the INEE Reference Guide on External Education Financing. The new five-volume Guidebook for Planning Education in Emergencies and Reconstruction (UNESCO-IIEP) will also be launched All publications aim to enhance the quality of educational preparedness, response and recovery in emergencies.
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