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.Learn more about the situation
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.
Drawing from ECW’s contingency funds, the announcement comes in response to UNRWA’s dire financial situation at the end ...
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 ...