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Educating girls in Africa - One Girl. PHOTOS: International Women's Day 2013: A Celebration of Women. 6 March 2013 - "Women must be full partners in development, so they can lift themselves and their communities out of poverty.

PHOTOS: International Women's Day 2013: A Celebration of Women

" - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Women and girls comprise about half of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population. Stripped of the protection of their homes, their government and often their family structure, women and girls living in exile are vulnerable to violence and abuse. Refugee advocates worried about Kenya camp closing. Generations growing up in Dadaab: Twenty-year-old mother of two Maryan Ma’alin Abdi, a Somali refugee who was born in Dagahaley camp, Dadaab.

Refugee advocates worried about Kenya camp closing

Pictured here with her one year old daughter Fowisiyo. CARE / Lucy BeckPhoto Credit: CARE / Lucy Beck International humanitarian agency CARE says it wants the rights of refugees protected as Kenya prepares to close down all refugee camps on its territory. Earlier this month, Kenyan authorities, citing national security concerns, announced that they plan to close all refugee camps in the country, including the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, near the border with Somalia. Speaking to Radio Canada International on the phone from Dadaab, Calgary-born Rod Volway, CARE’s director of Refugee Operations in Kenya, said such a move could affect more than 350,000 people, mostly Somalis but also refugees from a dozen African countries, living in the sprawling camp. Sixty years on, governments still failing refugees. © Nenna Arnold/MSF-- children sit outside makeshift shelter, near Dagahaley refugee camp, Dadaab, Kenya.

Sixty years on, governments still failing refugees

Briefing paper This week, world leaders will gather in Geneva to commemorate 60 years of the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Dagahaley Refugee Camp Info. Protection -Dagahaley has a transit centre for protection cases which is also used when refugees are transferred to other locations. - Within a foster home programme, vulnerable children are accommodated with families in the refugee community.

Dagahaley Refugee Camp Info

Girls' Education Nonprofit - Supporting Girls' Education Programs in Asia & Africa - Room to Read. Dadaab, Kenya: The Biggest Refugee Camp in the World is Full. Dadaab ( Dagahaley )Refugee Camp - kenya 10. WFP's David Orr at Dagahaley Refugee Camp (Dadaab, Kenya) 1. Threshold Concepts: Liminality. References Cousin, G. (2006a), An introduction to threshold concepts, Planet No 17, December 2006, pp 4-5. [ last accessed 25 June 2008] Cousin, G. (2006b) Threshold concepts, troublesome knowledge and and emotional capital: an exploraton into learning about others in: Overcoming Barriers to Student Understanding: threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge, edited by Jan H.

Threshold Concepts: Liminality

F. Meyer and Ray Land, Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, pp 134-147 [book details]. Learning in the liminal space: a semiotic approach to threshold concepts. The Right to Education. Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights.

The Right to Education

It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty. WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium. Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know. “The children of Syria have experienced more hardship, devastation, and violence than any child should have to in a thousand lifetimes,” says Dr.

Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know

Christine Latif, World Vision’s response manager for Turkey and northern Syria. World Vision staff in the region say the situation in Aleppo city is the most dire they have ever seen it. World Vision has worked in Aleppo governorate since 2013. “Civilians have been continually in harm’s way, caught in the cross-fire and changing front lines. Fifty Largest Refugee Camps. Hagadera Camp, Dadaab.

Fifty Largest Refugee Camps

Photo UNHCR/B.Heger The legacy of the world’s conflicts can be seen in the scores of camps for refugees around the world. This story profiles the 50 most populous settlements administered by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Contrary to popular belief, many of these settlements are far from temporary, and most of the largest ones are in Africa and South Asia. Boko Haram Victims Trade Sex for Food. Located in the capital and largest city of Borno state, the Bakassi camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) is suffering from a lack of aid, which is driving many females to desperate acts, notes the news agency, citing the medical charity International Medical Corps (IMC) and Nigerian research group NOI Polls.

Boko Haram Victims Trade Sex for Food

“At times, the food is not enough so the women resort to giving themselves for food and money,” Hassana Pindar of the IMC, which runs support centers for women in the camps, told the news agency. Boko Haram’s primary stronghold is located in the Sambisa Forest, which covers parts of the northeastern Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, and Kano. “Aid agencies have warned of starvation, malnutrition and dwindling food supplies for the displaced in Borno State,” points out Reuters. The news outlet reports: Reuters spoke to one of the women in Maiduguri’s Bakassi camp, Amina Ali Pulka, a 30-year-old who had sex in exchange for extra food to giver her five children.

Nothing to Go Back to – From Kenya’s Vast Refugee Camp. Kenya is home to the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab, which provides shelter to 360,000 mostly Somali refugees.

Nothing to Go Back to – From Kenya’s Vast Refugee Camp

In May 2016, Kenya’s government disbanded its department responsible for refugees and announced plans to repatriate Somalis and close Dadaab. Human Rights Watch’s Birgit Schwarz talks with Somalia researcher Laetitia Bader about the difficult and desperate lives of some Somalis in Dadaab, where even food is sometimes scarce, and about why returning them to the dangers of Somalia is simply not an option. How did Dadaab become the world’s largest refugee camp? The camp, in the northeastern Kenya desert not far from the Somalia border, was set up in the early 90’s when the Somali state collapsed. Teachers Without Borders. Dagahaley Camp Profile, Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya - Kenya.

Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya, 20 years on – in pictures. Inside the world's largest refugee camp where 1,000 babies are born every month but just 2,000 leave a year. Imagine a vast slum the size of Bristol made of tents, sticks and plastic in the middle of an endless baking hot desert where the thermometer hits 45 degrees in the dry season.

The residents cannot work and cannot leave. Permanent structures are forbidden: there must be no bricks, no concrete, no power lines; no proper roads, no sanitation, no drainage and no toilets. Dadaab ( Dagahaley )Refugee Camp - kenya 10. Refugees in the Horn of Africa: Somali Displacement Crisis - Kenya - Dadaab - Dagahaley Ref. Camp.