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
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT EXPANDS WITH A $20 MILLION INVESTMENT & PRIVATE SECTOR SUPPORT Education Cannot Wait: A Fund for Education in Emergencies announced today a US$20 million investment to support learning opportunities for children and youth in seven crisis-affected countries. Children caught in crises in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Madagascar, Peru, Uganda, ...
Migration & Education- 2019 GEM Report The 2019 GEM Report will look at the issue of migration and education, as approved by the GEM Report International Advisory Board in June 2016.

Migration and education are multifaceted processes involving individuals, schools, communities, regions and countries. They invoke ...
Harnessing the Technology & Compassion of the Private Sector for Education Mr. Tom Fletcher, Director of Global Strategy at Global Business Coalition for Education, speaks to the fund about the role of the private sector in transforming education in emergencies. 
For many of us, when a disaster or crisis hits, we ...

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#EDUCATIONCANNOTWAIT

RT @UNICEFEducation: Global spending must rise to $3Trillion /year by 2030. https://t.co/IhfZRlpoa6 #EducationCannotWait @GPforEducation @e…
"With #EducationCannotWait [we are] trying to ensure that educ gets into the [humanitarian] appeal in the first place" - Jo Bourne @UNICEF
"Education has always been the thing that has to wait. That's the idea behind #EducationCannotWait" - @SarahBrownUK
Businesses can not just bring in a cheque - partnerships are needed to make a real difference @UNHCR #EducationCannotWait
"It's very important to establish the relationship btw the companies and the children on the ground" - @YasmineSherif1 #EducationCannotWait
Read more about REACT & how the business community can support educ in emergencies @TFletcher #EducationCannotWait https://t.co/SC9HxPQbdQ

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