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.

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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
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Dutch Minister Sigrid Kaag highlights the vital importance of education in crisis PARTNER VOICES Q&A
‘In times of crisis, education offers stability, security, prospects for the future, and opportunities to acquire vital knowledge and skills’
As part of its efforts to tackle the root causes of poverty and instability – and improve ...
REVERSING THE CYCLE Poch Jackson Petov has been a refugee all his life. Energetic, determined and fearless, the 25-year-old Poch has created opportunities for himself – seemingly out of nothing. Photo © UNICEF
IN ETHIOPIA PIONEERING PROGRAMME GIVES ADVANCED EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS TO TRAIN ...
CHILDREN OF HOPE UNHCR estimates that 4 million refugees worldwide (aged 5 to 17) are not enrolled in school, with 61 per cent attendance in elementary schools and 23 per cent in secondary schools. The Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact ...
‘EDUCATION IS AT THE HEART OF YOUNG PEOPLE’S FUTURE, THEIR COMMUNITIES AND OUR PLANET’ –... Sarah Brown connecting with children in the field. Photo © Theirworld
GLOBAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE SARAH BROWN EXPLORES PRIORITIES FOR EDUCATION IN CRISIS AND A NEW REPORT ON SAFE SCHOOLS AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Sarah Brown is a passionate advocate for global ...
Let’s act before it’s too late: the urgent need for action on the hidden safe...  Justin van Fleet is the Director of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity & Chief Advisor to Theirworld.
When Education Cannot Wait was established, its founders knew there was an immediate issue which needed solved: systematically, education ...
PRESS RELEASE: Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities launched in... Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities launched in Ethiopia
 The project is part of a US$15m grant from the Education Cannot Wait global fund dedicated to education in emergencies and humanitarian crisis and will ...

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