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Global: Call for applications for Education in Emergencies course
13 June 2018

A kindergartener works on his schoolwork at the JRS Frans van der Lugt Centre in Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon. (JRS)

Rome, 13 June 2018 – Applications are open for this year’s edition of the Education in Emergencies course, organised and co-hosted by the Jesuit Refugee Service and the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University. This time the course will be held in Beirut from September 24-28.

With more than 33 million children living in conflict-affected countries, and hundreds of thousands of families displaced by natural disasters and climate change-induced crises, education in emergencies is indispensable to achieving the goal of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all. Responding to the educational needs of children and adults in emergency settings requires a progressive professionalization of the workers in the sector.

The Education in Emergencies course provides aid workers with the intellectual tools needed to design and implement educational projects, from the emergency phase to post-conflict situations — emphasising the mechanisms required to ensure protection and improve the quality of education during and after humanitarian crises.

This course also focuses on the main challenges children face during forced displacement, from child recruitment to food security, and equips participants with knowledge of how to cater to the educational needs of the most vulnerable.
For more information, please see the course flyer and visit the website.

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