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
REACHING THOSE LEFT FURTHEST BEHIND, WITH SPEED, EFFICIENCY AND QUALITY Download our new Added Value Note to learn more about ECW’s unique value proposition to deliver quality education to the children and youth left furthest behind in emergencies and protracted crises. 
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the global fund dedicated ...
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT CALLS FOR US$116 MILLION IN EXPANDED SUPPORT FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN AND YOUTH... ECW announces an additional US$1.5 million grant to accelerate the impact of the Fund’s US$27.2 million multi-year education in emergency response for refugee, migrant and host-community children and youth in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru 
1 April 2021, New York ...
OVER 1 MILLION TEXTBOOKS DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS IN SOUTH SUDAN ECW investment delivered through Save the Children in partnership with Norwegian Refugee Council, Finn Church Aid, and the South Sudan Ministry of General Education and Instruction, delivers textbooks in more than 3,700 primary and secondary schools.
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24 March ...
ECW INTERVIEWS YOUTH REFUGEE ADVOCATE NUJEEN MUSTAFA Nujeen Mustafa is a Syrian refugee, youth advocate and champion for children with disabilities for the UN Refugee Agency.
At just sixteen years old, Nujeen Mustafa made the 3,500-mile journey from Syria to Germany in a steel wheelchair. Nujeen was ...
COVID-19 EDUCATION RESPONSE: EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT AND PARTNERS REACH OVER 9 MILLION VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND... One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency education programmes supported by Education Cannot Wait are providing hope and protection to girls and boys in over 30 emergencies and protracted crises world-wide  
This press release is also available in Spanish, ...
Lima, March 2021 – “On behalf of the Government of Peru, I would like to thank the commitment of the United Nations, partner governments such as Canada and civil society organizations for working together on the challenges we ...

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