UNICEF alarms about the number of illiterate children in conflict zones

18/01/2016

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According to the latest analysis by the UNICEF, nearly 24 million children living in crisis areas from 22 countries affected by conflict have not been to school.
This analysis shows that nearly a quarter of 109.2 million children at school age (primary and junior secondary schools, from 6-15 years old), living in the conflict zone have not been go to school.
In South Sudan, the proportion of children not enrolled in classes at the highest level, which corresponds to more than half (51%) of all children in primary school age and junior high school not in school. Then Niger with 47%, Sudan 41% and Afghanistan 40% of children not in school
Ms. Jo Bourne - Official in charge of UNICEF's education, declared that: “Children living in countries affected by conflicts had lost shelter, family members, friends, security and their routine. Currently, failure to attend school will not only make basic ability to read and write, the future of the children affected that they are at risk of not contributing to the social ability and economy of the country when they reach adulthood”.
In countries affected by conflicts, the collection of data on children is extremely difficult and therefore, these figures may not accurately reflect the depth and reality of the matter.
In this context, UNICEF fears that, if we do not give priority to education in situations, the whole generation of children living in conflict zones will grow up without the needed basic skills to contribute to the life and economy of their country. Already desperate situation of millions of children and their families will become worse.
However, in practice, education continues to be one of the areas receiving humanitarian assistance. In Uganda, where UNICEF provides support for South Sudanese refugees, the fiscal deficit in the education sector has risen to 89%.
According to Ms. Jo Bourne, the school gives children the knowledge and necessary skills to rebuild their communities when conflict ends. And in short term, the schools also give children the stability and necessary structure to overcome the trauma they have to constantly go through in life. Schools can also protect children from injury and physical hazards in their environment. When children are not in school, they would get risk of becoming victims of abuse, exploitation and recruitment into armed groups.
During the unrest and violence, schools become the place not only for learning. UNICEF is working to establish a safe environment where kids can learn and play, to restore a normal thing in their lives.

However, for these efforts to succeed, it requires security and strengthening the financial investment in education, as well as distribution of learning materials in situations of conflicts.
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John Smith 18/1/16 13:13

Growing numbers of children are facing increasingly complex and destructive conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies

LawrenceSamuels 18/1/16 13:14

Children have the right to grow up happy and safe, and should not have to fear that they will be targeted by combatants

Gentle Moon 18/1/16 13:15

I have seen firsthand the devastating impact that living in a conflict zone – without protection or access to water, medicine, food and school – can have on children.

Jane smartnic 18/1/16 13:15

UNICEF can’t stop these conflicts, but together – through donations, education and advocacy -- we can help children be children again.

yobro yobro 18/1/16 13:16

The appeal also includes hugely under-funded and forgotten crises where children are in desperate need

Love Peace 18/1/16 13:17

From deadly natural disasters to brutal conflicts and fast-spreading epidemics, children across the world are facing a new generation of humanitarian crises

MaskOf Zero 18/1/16 13:18

Whether in the headlines or hidden from view, emergencies sparked by social fracture, climate change and disease are stalking children in ways we have never seen before.

Only Solidar 18/1/16 13:19

these children have been witnessing violence and death daily and have been missing out on the very basics in life.

Pack Cassiopian 18/1/16 13:19

to immediate humanitarian response, funds raised will help UNICEF in its work with partner organizations to prepare countries for future disasters by reinforcing national preparedness systems and equipping communities to help themselves.

Deck Hero14 18/1/16 13:20

Where a child is born should not determine his or her destiny. We must get vital services and care to children in acute need now, to provide the building blocks that will allow them to create peaceful futures. This is not just about immediate humanitarian action as these short-term investments will have long-term gains.

Williams Melanie 19/1/16 05:47

children in conflict zones are pitiful. They are victims of political intentions.

Funny Day 19/1/16 05:51

I feel hurt when witnessing the death of children who were killed by the conflicts or wars

Davis Caroline 19/1/16 05:55

we should make effort to protect children from the wars/conflicts and bring them a safer and better life

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