Syria Back to School – October 2015

TWELVE MILLION PEOPLE ARE REPORTEDLY IN NEED OF LIFE-SAVING AID INSIDE SYRIA AS THE CIVIL CONFLICT ENTERS ITS FIFTH YEAR. CLOSE TO 4 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SOUGHT REFUGE IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES”. (Source: United Nations) Article written October 2015. Earlier this year UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking in Kuwait, warned that

Syria Back to School

EARLIER THIS YEAR, WORLD REFUGEE DAY JUNE 2016, SAW THE RELEASE OF A GLOBAL TRENDS REPORT BY THE UN REFUGEE AGENCY, CLEARLY SHOWING THAT GLOBAL FORCED DISPLACEMENT INCREASED IN 2015, RESULTING IN RECORD-HIGH NUMBERS. What are those high numbers? The report showed that by the close of 2015, 65.3 million

Syria Back to School

WORLD REFUGEE DAY JUNE 2016, SAW THE RELEASE OF A GLOBAL TRENDS REPORT BY THE

Syria ‘Back to School’

In the past two years, SI has reported on the wonderful work of the Dutch Soroptimists and the Soroptimist/UNICEF project Syria 'Back to School'. Thanks to their astonishing hard work, since 2014 they have collected more than € 500,000 which has been used to help build 22 classrooms and 11 container

Syria ‘Back to School’

  Picture: UNICEF/Nicky Jansen Earlier this year UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking in Kuwait, warned that Syria’s children continue to suffer on what he called “a scale that haunts the soul”. (Article dated October 2015) More than four years since the Syria crisis began in 2011, stories depicting families desperately

FREE A GIRL

Soroptimists are working with the Free A Girl Movement on the School for Justice, Mumbai,

Day Thirteen Displacement

“Internally displaced persons, or IDPs, are among the world’s most vulnerable people. Unlike refugees, IDPs have not crossed an international border to find sanctuary but have remained inside their home countries. Even if they have fled for similar reasons as refugees (armed conflict, generalized violence, human rights violations), IDPs legally

Literacy, Lifelong Learning, A Sustainable Future for All

On September 11, 2017, Soroptimist International France organised a Day of lectures and debates at UNESCO on the theme "Literacy, Lifelong Learning, A Sustainable Future for All"* Where do we stand today? One way to understand today's reality in the world: 263 million children and youth are not in school
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