Education for children in emergency situations

Training and education, mine risk education, recreational activities and psychosocial support. These are some of the activities that EU Commission supports children with education in emergencies situations.That’s of course a great initiative, but it is taking place while irregular migrants or migrants are not accepted as refugees and sent back to the “democratic” Turkey.

A child carries a school bag near damaged buildings in Harasta, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

According with the EU-Turkey agreement, for every migrant sent back to Turkey, EU member states should welcome a Syrian refugee. However migrants face dramatic conditions in their long way to Europe, they expected that EU democratic countries could guarantee them at least a minimum of respect of their fundamental rights. EU will welcome until a maximum of 70 thousand of migrants.
Education for children in emergencies situations
It is possible to see EU steps against the exclusion from education and professional training for children living in conflicts zones and refugees camps. Through human aid funds EU will support over 3 800 000 children in 46 countries around the world by the end of 2016 from the Middle East (especially Syria and Iraq), East, Central and West Africa, Asia, Ukraine, Central America and Colombia.
The funding should support the education of children in conflict situations , nowadays at least 37 millions in the wolrd do not have any access to education or trainings. Girls living in conflict areas are more likely to be out of school than boys, and they often experience gender based violence, early marriage and pregnancy. A great initiative is the mine risk education, life skills and vocational training, recreational activities and psychosocial support.
Funds will provide trainings to teachers, parents and caregivers. Children will receive school material and the setting up of new education facilities will be provided.
<>EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said.
In Syria, in Aleppo, Unicef will provide solar panels to schools often affected by power cuts. In Ethiopia, Save the Children will provide training to teachers and by renovating or creating new safe learning spaces.
Education can play a key role fighting radicalism <> Silvia Costa President of the Culture Committee said during her partecipation to the round table “Africa: In the Heart of a Globalised World” in the occasion of the Africa Week at the European Parliament.

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