The magnitude of crises in the Middle East have pushed programmers to consider how they deal with education in emergencies. Their key takeaway is to put psychosocial support front and center. But that raises a new set of challenges in making sure children don't fall behind.

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  • Elizabeth Dickinson

    Elizabeth Dickinson is a former associate editor at Devex. Based in the Middle East, she has previously served as Gulf correspondent for The National, assistant managing editor at Foreign Policy, and Nigeria correspondent at The Economist. Her writing also appeared in The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Politico Magazine, and Newsweek, among others.