Ebola Emergency: Restoring Education, Creating Safe Schools and Preventing a Long-term Crisis

Education has been one of the first casualties of the Ebola outbreak. Nearly five million children were out of school due to Ebola-related school closures in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - many indefinitely. Students who fall behind for a year or more are significantly more at risk of dropping out of school and this increased risk of drop out, coupled with the trauma of loss and greater poverty, could mean that large numbers of children will never return to the classroom. (more…)

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