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What has happened in recent years in South Sudan, northern Nigeria and Iraq – as well as in Jordan and Lebanon, where hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children are being denied the chance to return to school – makes an overwhelming case for the creation of a new humanitarian fund for education in emergencies. What has happened during the Ebola crisis in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – where schools serving 5 million children remain closed or have not reopened quickly enough – makes this very same case, too. In 2014, education received just 1 percent of humanitarian funds – which left millions of children and young people on the streets or idle in refugee camps.Organizations such as the Global Partnership for Education, Sheikha Mozah's Educate a Child foundation, and the Global Business Coalition for Education also contribute in times of emergency.The Lebanese government has volunteered to accept refugee children into the country's schools by introducing a second afternoon session and enlisting teachers and school directors to take on the extra workload.Few refugee children have enrolled in these schools.
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
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