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Getting Afghan Children Back to School

For many years, scores of Afghan children have been deprived of their right to education due to the longstanding conflict and the displacement of civilians it generates. Innumerable schools closed completely or partially due to insecurity, denying hundreds of thousands of students their access to education. Other children have had to flee, or simply never had a chance to enrol in school.

To address this situation, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has introduced an emergency education initiative in the eastern province of Nangarhar with the support from the European Commission’ Humanitarian Aid Operations. The objective is clear: to get displaced Afghan children, children of returning refugees and other vulnerable children back to school.

Text by NRC. Photos by Sandra Calligaro/NRC

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