THE CHALLENGE

75 million school-aged children and youth are in desperate need of educational support, either in danger of, or already missing out on their education. Communities highlight the importance of education during times of crises, yet education appeals receive less than 2% of humanitarian funding. The right to education is most at risk during emergencies but it is also the exact time when it is needed the most.

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OUR RESPONSE

Education Cannot Wait is a new global fund to transform the delivery of education in emergencies - one that joins up governments, humanitarian actors and development efforts to deliver a more collaborative and rapid response to the educational needs of children and youth affected by crises. The fund aims to reach all crisis-affected children and youth with safe, free and quality education by 2030.

How the fund works
1in 4 of the world's school-aged children livein countries affected by crisis
Education recieves less than 2% of humanitarian aid
75m  children are in need of educational support
Briefing to Member States at the United Nations: A Roadmap to Achieve the Learning Generation  

 
Co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Norway and Lebanon
Date: Tuesday, 31 January, 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.
Location: United Nations Secretariat, Room CR11
The world is facing an alarming education crisis. If current trends continue, over three-quarters of ...
Lost Years: Secondary Education for Children in Emergencies This story originally appeared on the Human Rights Watch website.
Amin, 18, became a refugee when his family fled Syria for Lebanon five years ago. He has not set foot in school since. With his father unable to get legal ...
Introducing #ImagineaSchool “In Syria, I only saw numbers in my mathematics book. Now, my tent is number 19, my camp is number 007 and my UN card has a number. I hate numbers. I am just a number. I don’t feel human ...

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