Los niños sirios arriesgan sus vidas para ir al colegio

 

DAMASCO, Al inicio del curso escolar en Siria, nuevos datos señalan que hay más de 1,7 millones de niños que no van al colegio y 1,3 millones en riesgo de abandonar los estudios.

La escalada de violencia, los desplazamientos, el aumento de la pobreza y un sistema de educación desbordado y con pocos recursos siguen dejando fuera de la escuela a los niños, negándoles su derecho a la educación.

En todo el país, desgarrado por la guerra, una de cada tres escuelas permanece inutilizada. Esto es así bien porque ha sufrido daños, ha sido destruida, alberga personas desplazadas o está siendo utilizada con fines militares. Desde que comenzó la guerra en 2011, se han registrado más de 4.000 ataques contra escuelas.

“En Siria, los niños se arriesgan a morir para ir a la escuela. En las últimas dos semanas, nueve escolares de sólo cinco años han perdido la vida en dos ataques diferentes contra escuelas o en las cercanías de las mismas”, ha dicho Hanaa Singer, representante de UNICEF en Siria. “La escuela nunca debe ser una trampa mortal, sino un lugar en el que los niños se sientan protegidos y sean capaces de aprender, crecer y desarrollar sus habilidades”.

En septiembre de este año, UNICEF y sus aliados lanzaron una campaña de vuelta a las aulas con el objetivo de llegar a 2,5 millones de niños –incluyendo los 200.000 que viven en lugares sitiados y en zonas de difícil acceso- y proporcionarles material escolar y libros de texto. Actualmente, más de 1.200 voluntarios apoyados por UNICEF van puerta por puerta visitando a estos niños que no pueden ir al colegio, ofreciéndoles formas alternativas de aprendizaje.

El trabajo de UNICEF con sus aliados y el generoso apoyo de los donantes en materia de educación están dando sus frutos. Una reciente evaluación refleja la caída del número de niños que no van a la escuela de los 2,1 millones en el curso 2014/15 a 1,7 millones en 2015/16.

En palabras de Hanaa Singer, “es un avance importante, pero insuficiente. Necesitamos invertir mucho más para que todos los niños de Siria puedan volver a la escuela. Instamos a las partes en conflicto a que protejan a los niños, las escuelas y a todos los civiles, en línea con las obligaciones que establece el derecho humanitario internacional”.

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On 21 September 2016 in eastern Aleppo in the Syrian Arab Republic, Judy’s schoolmates return from the first day of school passing the rubble of nearby houses. “I go to school every day, except for the times when I hear the planes,” Judy explains. “I want the road to reopen so I can go see my brother who lives in another city and just got married. I haven’t even met his wife yet,” says Judy. Instead, the road remained closed due to heavy bombardment and shelling. In Judy’s neighborhood, electricity is largely unavailable as there is a fuel shortage.
One in four schools are not functioning in the Syrian Arab Republic because they have been damaged, destroyed, or serve as shelters for displaced families or are in use for military purposes. Over two million children across the country are not able to go back to learning, while another 400,000 children are at risk of dropping out, due to heavy violence, lack of safe learning environments and displacement. More than 52,000 teachers have left their jobs. Two decades of investment in learning has been wiped out, as some children have lost up five years of their education, while others have never been to school.
UNICEF is supporting more than 1,200 dedicated young volunteers to conduct a door-to-door campaign to map the numbers and situations of out-of-school children, while reaching out to parents with information about the simplified school enrollment processes and the right to have an education. Also recently launched is a back-to-learning campaign that aims to reach 2.5 million children in the country, including 154,000 living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF will be providing educational materials, school bags and stationery. A social mobilization campaign encourages parents to send their children to school or benefit from alternative learning opportunities where schools are no longer functioning. As part of that campaign, social media, radio and television spots as well as roadside

On 21 September 2016 in eastern Aleppo in the Syrian Arab Republic, Judy (white head scarf), 9, and her schoolmates return from the first day of school passing the rubble of nearby houses.  “I go to school every day, except for the times when I hear the planes,” Judy explains.  “I want the road to reopen so I can go see my brother who lives in another city and just got married. I haven’t even met his wife yet,” says Judy.  Instead, the road remained closed due to heavy bombardment and shelling. In Judy’s neighborhood, electricity is largely unavailable as there is a fuel shortage.   One in four schools are not functioning in the Syrian Arab Republic because they have been damaged, destroyed, or serve as shelters for displaced families or are in use for military purposes.  Over two million children across the country are not able to go back to learning, while another 400,000 children are at risk of dropping out, due to heavy violence, lack of safe learning environments and displacement.  More than 52,000 teachers have left their jobs.  Two decades of investment in learning has been wiped out, as some children have lost up five years of their education, while others have never been to school.    UNICEF is supporting more than 1,200 dedicated young volunteers to conduct a door-to-door campaign to map the numbers and situations of out-of-school children, while reaching out to parents with information about the simplified school enrollment processes and the right to have an education.  Also recently launched is a back-to-learning campaign that aims to reach 2.5 million children in the country, including 154,000 living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF will be providing educational materials, school bags and stationery.  A social mobilization campaign encourages parents to send their children to school or benefit from alternative learning opportunities where schools are no longer functioning.  As part of that campaign, social media, radio and televi
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On 21 September 2016 in eastern Aleppo in the Syrian Arab Republic, Judy (white head scarf), 9, and her schoolmates return from the first day of school passing the rubble of nearby houses. “I go to school every day, except for the times when I hear the planes,” Judy explains. “I want the road to reopen so I can go see my brother who lives in another city and just got married. I haven’t even met his wife yet,” says Judy. Instead, the road remained closed due to heavy bombardment and shelling. In Judy’s neighborhood, electricity is largely unavailable as there is a fuel shortage.
One in four schools are not functioning in the Syrian Arab Republic because they have been damaged, destroyed, or serve as shelters for displaced families or are in use for military purposes. Over two million children across the country are not able to go back to learning, while another 400,000 children are at risk of dropping out, due to heavy violence, lack of safe learning environments and displacement. More than 52,000 teachers have left their jobs. Two decades of investment in learning has been wiped out, as some children have lost up five years of their education, while others have never been to school.
UNICEF is supporting more than 1,200 dedicated young volunteers to conduct a door-to-door campaign to map the numbers and situations of out-of-school children, while reaching out to parents with information about the simplified school enrollment processes and the right to have an education. Also recently launched is a back-to-learning campaign that aims to reach 2.5 million children in the country, including 154,000 living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF will be providing educational materials, school bags and stationery. A social mobilization campaign encourages parents to send their children to school or benefit from alternative learning opportunities where schools are no longer functioning. As part of that campaign, social media, radio and televi

On 21 September 2016 in eastern Aleppo in the Syrian Arab Republic, Judy (white head scarf), 9, and her schoolmates return from the first day of school passing the rubble of nearby houses.  “I go to school every day, except for the times when I hear the planes,” Judy explains.  “I want the road to reopen so I can go see my brother who lives in another city and just got married. I haven’t even met his wife yet,” says Judy.  Instead, the road remained closed due to heavy bombardment and shelling. In Judy’s neighborhood, electricity is largely unavailable as there is a fuel shortage.   One in four schools are not functioning in the Syrian Arab Republic because they have been damaged, destroyed, or serve as shelters for displaced families or are in use for military purposes.  Over two million children across the country are not able to go back to learning, while another 400,000 children are at risk of dropping out, due to heavy violence, lack of safe learning environments and displacement.  More than 52,000 teachers have left their jobs.  Two decades of investment in learning has been wiped out, as some children have lost up five years of their education, while others have never been to school.   UNICEF is supporting more than 1,200 dedicated young volunteers to conduct a door-to-door campaign to map the numbers and situations of out-of-school children, while reaching out to parents with information about the simplified school enrollment processes and the right to have an education.  Also recently launched is a back-to-learning campaign that aims to reach 2.5 million children in the country, including 154,000 living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF will be providing educational materials, school bags and stationery.  A social mobilization campaign encourages parents to send their children to school or benefit from alternative learning opportunities where schools are no longer functioning.  As part of that campaign, social media, radio and televi
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On 21 September 2016 in eastern Aleppo in the Syrian Arab Republic, Judy (white head scarf), 9, and her schoolmates return from the first day of school passing the rubble of nearby houses. “I go to school every day, except for the times when I hear the planes,” Judy explains. “I want the road to reopen so I can go see my brother who lives in another city and just got married. I haven’t even met his wife yet,” says Judy. Instead, the road remained closed due to heavy bombardment and shelling. In Judy’s neighborhood, electricity is largely unavailable as there is a fuel shortage.
One in four schools are not functioning in the Syrian Arab Republic because they have been damaged, destroyed, or serve as shelters for displaced families or are in use for military purposes. Over two million children across the country are not able to go back to learning, while another 400,000 children are at risk of dropping out, due to heavy violence, lack of safe learning environments and displacement. More than 52,000 teachers have left their jobs. Two decades of investment in learning has been wiped out, as some children have lost up five years of their education, while others have never been to school.
UNICEF is supporting more than 1,200 dedicated young volunteers to conduct a door-to-door campaign to map the numbers and situations of out-of-school children, while reaching out to parents with information about the simplified school enrollment processes and the right to have an education. Also recently launched is a back-to-learning campaign that aims to reach 2.5 million children in the country, including 154,000 living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF will be providing educational materials, school bags and stationery. A social mobilization campaign encourages parents to send their children to school or benefit from alternative learning opportunities where schools are no longer functioning. As part of that campaign, social media, radio and televi

On 25 September 2016, a boy stands with his bicycle in Madaya in the Syrian Arab Republic. UNICEF participated in UN-interagency convoys to four towns, delivering urgently needed humanitarian assistance to 60,000 people. Under the so-called Four Town Agreement, convoys delivered supplies to people in Madaya and Zabadani in Rural Damascus and Foah and Kefraya in Idlib governorate. UNICEF delivered health, nutritional supplements, hygiene supplies, educational supplies and childrenÕs clothes for 20,000 people in Madaya and Zabadani Ð and the same supplies for 10,000 people in Foah and Kafraya. In Madaya, UNICEF screened children for malnutrition and supported local health teams. The convoys were the first time UNICEF and our partners have been able to access the four towns since late April.
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On 25 September 2016, a boy stands with his bicycle in Madaya in the Syrian Arab Republic. UNICEF participated in UN-interagency convoys to four towns, delivering urgently needed humanitarian assistance to 60,000 people. Under the so-called Four Town Agreement, convoys delivered supplies to people in Madaya and Zabadani in Rural Damascus and Foah and Kefraya in Idlib governorate. UNICEF delivered health, nutritional supplements, hygiene supplies, educational supplies and childrenÕs clothes for 20,000 people in Madaya and Zabadani Ð and the same supplies for 10,000 people in Foah and Kafraya. In Madaya, UNICEF screened children for malnutrition and supported local health teams. The convoys were the first time UNICEF and our partners have been able to access the four towns since late April.

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