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Quality education as a tool for child protection in complex emergencies : case study in Dadaab refugee camps, Kenya

Abstract : Education is a fundamental right for all children in all situations. However, traditionally considered as a development intervention and long-term investment, education has long been neglected during emergencies, leaving the way for life-saving interventions such as nutrition or health. Though undeniable progress has been made in identifying education as a priority alongside other services in emergency response, greater efforts and more support are still needed to make education a ereality for all children affected by emergencies. Working with UNICEF Kenya at the height of the drought emergency in the Horn of Africa and subsequent refugee crisis, the researcher realized the difficulty to attract emergency funding for education projects. Acknowledging the gap between the education needs and the funding education projects actually attract during the emergency response, the interest of this research work is to demonstrate why education in emergencies is and should be considered as a life-saving and life-sustaining intervention. The first part of this paper provides an analyses of the concept of education in emergencies and the benefits of such interventions, especially for the protection of children. Secondly, a field assessment documents both the access and the quality of education, as well as the perpectives of children regarding their education and protection status in Dadaab refugee camps.
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Margot Flandrin. Quality education as a tool for child protection in complex emergencies : case study in Dadaab refugee camps, Kenya. Political science. 2011. ⟨dumas-00808457⟩



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