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"I hope to become a nurse": Education for children in emergencies in Nigeria

/echo/file/i-hope-become-nurse-education-children-emergencies-nigeria_en"I hope to become a nurse": Education for children in emergencies in Nigeria

"I was about to start secondary school…when Boko Haram came. Our teachers told us to run back home. We had no more school that day. I had no more school for three years. Now I am going to school in Yola."

Ruth, aged 14, was forced to flee her home in north-east Nigeria due to Boko Haram's violence and had to stop her education.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the European Commission are helping to provide quality education for internally displaced children like Ruth by offering maths and reading classes three times a week in 100 communities across north-east Nigeria.

"Nowadays without education, life is not complete. Going to school is always important, wherever you are." By providing education during an emergency, the IRC not only ensures that children like Ruth do not miss out on critical years of schooling but also that children are equipped for a future of peace.

Find out more about the EU's work on education in emergencies.

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Video by IRC

Last updated 04/07/2016