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Statement of the Education Cannot Wait Director on the EU increase of spending for education... I applaud the new EU policy framework aiming to increase the humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10 per cent of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. This announcement marks a key milestone in our ...
Statement of the Education Cannot Wait Director Welcoming the International Finance Facility for Education Today, an estimated 75 million children and youth are caught up in emergencies, crisis and conflict. Education cannot wait is dedicated to mobilizing the resources and catalyzing the collective efforts from a wide range of aid actors to meet their ...
Show Humanity for Her: Education Cannot Wait for Girls in Conflicts and Disasters By Yasmine Sherif, Director
Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
Conflicts and disasters are about destruction. Discrimination is about disempowerment. Combine the two and we get a glimpse of the raw reality affecting millions of girls. Standing amidst the ruins of their ...
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 ...
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 ...
Don’t Challenge the Humanity of 75 Million Children in Conflicts and Disasters Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait
On the commemoration of the Human Rights Day on 10 December, let us remember the 75 million children whose humanity is challenged in crisis-affected countries around the globe. These children have a face, ...
Germany joins the ‘Education Cannot Wait’ movement with a €16 Million investment Germany has announced €16 Million for the Education Cannot Wait fund (ECW), becoming one of the largest donors to the world’s first dedicated fund for education in emergencies.
Expanding on Germany’s commitment to education in crisis and conflict situations, German ...

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