The lead article in this issue is concerned with the effects of armed conflict and natural disasters on education. Over half of the more than 200 million children and young people who have not completed primary school live in regions devastated by armed conflict. The impact on adolescents and youth is uniquely devastating. Other articles briefly report on applying the new Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Reconstruction (MSEE) after the tsunami in Indonesia, a survey on gaps in education in war zones, young peoples views on education after conflict, making learning relevant in Rwanda, education as a means of protection in Uganda, and peace-building programmes for young people.
IDS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 6 pp.