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COVID-19: a disaster in the guise of others

COVID-19 has shaken the world, claiming thousands of lives, destroying millions of jobs, and bringing the world as it was once known to a halt. But beyond the human, social and financial consequences that weigh on our daily lives, the crisis is proving to be more insidious than it seemed, gradually revealing silent catastrophes, which plague the world today and that of tomorrow. Aide et Action is sounding the alarm bells on the International Day of Education (24 January).

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TOGETHER, LET’S PROTECT MIGRANT CHILDREN

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the economic situation of the most vulnerable. Thousands of children are forced to work to help their families meet their basic needs. Among them, migrants are the most at risk. On the occasion of International Migrants Day, December 18, Aide et Action is highlighting their fundamental rights and freedoms.

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Cambodia: Protecting children’s rights to education during Covid-19

As Cambodia’s primary schools opened their classroom doors nationwide from 1 November 2021, The Cambodian Consortium for Out of School Children was working behind the scenes for the past eight consecutive months of the country’s school closures to ensure children’s right to education and a smooth transition back to school.

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India: ‘Educate Connect program’ to reduce school dropouts among children of migrant workers

According to the India census 2011, there were 92.95 million internal child migrants dispersed across the country, with present-day figures likely to be much higher. Studies indicate that these children are more vulnerable with higher probabilities of child labour and discontinued educational opportunities. The current COVID pandemic has further exacerbated the vulnerable situation of such periled groups. To address these challenges, Aide et Action initiates the ‘Education Connect Program’ which ensures continued learning for returnee migrant children in Odisha.

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Lao PDR: Educating teachers on child rights

In the provinces of Vientiane and Oudomxay, in The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), teachers from 30 schools have been trained on child rights with the aim to change their teaching methods, and the school experience of children in the country.

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Children’s rights: a long-term job

32 years after the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of a text guaranteeing the rights of the child, they are still struggling to be respected in the world today. NGOs and associations, including Aide et Action, are mobilizing today to make children’s voices heard and to ensure that their rights become a priority.