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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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.

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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
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT ANNOUNCES US$35 MILLION ALLOCATION  ECW provides its largest allocation to date to support quality education for 1.6 million crisis-affected children and youth in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Uganda
20 September 2018, New York – The Education Cannot Wait fund (ECW) is allocating a total ...
Global People’s Summit Special Session to announce winning ideas of Education Cannot Wait’s Resource Mobilization... MEDIA ADVISORY
The $8.5 Billion Challenge – Innovating Solutions to Mobilize Finance for Education in Crisis
Time: 22 September 2018, 11:20-12:00
Place: Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Registration: Journalists please register 21 September at 12:30 ...
From the ground up In Shaheedan Village, WADAN through ECW funding purchased school bags, stationery, tarpaulins and tents and hired a teacher.
In war-torn Afghanistan displaced children find hope to receive an education
Rabidullah is just 12 years old. He’s a tough kid. Smart, ...

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