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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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 ...
ECW announces $2 million for UNRWA in Gaza Education Cannot Wait has announced critical First Emergency Response funding for UNRWA’s operations in Gaza in 2018, allocating a total of $2,067,518.
Drawing from ECW’s contingency funds, the announcement comes in response to UNRWA’s dire financial situation at the end ...
Press Statement: An Estimated 70 Million Children Will Be Trapped in Humanitarian Emergencies in 2018 For Immediate Release 13 December 2017
Global education is receiving less than half of needed funding, holding hostage the futures of millions of children
Gordon Brown, the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, speaking at the United Nation headquarters ...

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