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
Webinar with Foundations on Impact Bonds for Education in Emergencies Education Cannot Wait (ECW) invites foundations to discuss and help shape the first application of impact bonds to the financing of education in emergencies and protracted crisis.
Through the webinar, we seek to:
gather foundations’ views and learn from their ...
Statement of the Education Cannot Wait Director further to the attack against aid workers in... I am shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless killing of our brave colleagues and partners bringing hope to the children and youth in the Central African Republic.
According to UNICEF, six education workers were killed in Markounda, in the ...
Sarah Brown speaks with ECW Director about Safe Schools In the most recent episode of her podcast ‘Better Angels’, Sarah Brown invited Yasmine Sherif to join her in discussing the topic of Safe Schools and the work of ECW in creating safe learning environment for the world’s most vulnerable ...

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