Recommendations for providing education in crisis areas


Re-establishing education in a country in crisis is a delicate initiative which cannot be achieved without concrete actions in the following sectors.

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Recommendations for providing education in crisis areas

Re-establishing education in a country in crisis is a delicate initiative which cannot be achieved without concrete actions in the following sectors.

The well-being of all

Establishment of a psycho-social support program to assist teachers, parents of students and students who may be traumatized by crises.
Creation of a food subsidy program in school canteens in order to eradicate malnutrition among disadvantaged and distraught students.
Infrastructures and security

After a crisis, it is important to implement a program to rehabilitate school infrastructure or create small temporary learning spaces as early as possible. If the crisis is an armed conflict, damaged infrastructure must be rebuilt. In the event of a health crisis, a program to disinfect and protect the premises must be put in place.
In regions without electricity, a feasibility study on the use of small sources of “solar energy” in schools may be essential.
To propel the education of children, leaders must provide schools with textbooks, library books; create reading corners, computer centers and multimedia centers for the development of young children. Even better, to ensure the continuity of distance learning before the rehabilitation of infrastructure, solutions such as the broadcasting of courses on television for those who have a television or radio are necessary. For example in Mali, the insecurity crises and more recently the health crisis of COVID 19 have prompted UNICEF and the Children's Radio Foundation to intensify the program of distribution of small radios powered by solar energy to vulnerable children so that they can continue to learn safely[4] .
Since security is essential for the protection of children and teachers, states must put in place security measures supported by national security agents or guards in schools to prevent kidnappings and protect children.

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