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
Plan International UK – Youth for Education in Emergencies At Plan International UK, we are working together with a global panel of youth leaders to ensure that all children living in emergencies can access quality education.
For children living in crises, education is a lifeline. Going to school enables ...
Germany Announces €200 Million in New, Additional Funding for Education Cannot Wait for Total of... ‘On International Day for Education, the German government wants to send a strong signal to act upon the global education crisis and encourage other donors to commit to sustainable financing for education in emergencies’ ~German Minister for Economic Cooperation and ...
Education Cannot Wait Announces US$91.7 Million in Catalytic Grant Funding for New Multi-Year Education Responses Arabic – Spanish – French
New and expanded programmes in Bangladesh, Burundi, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan and Sudan will accelerate ECW’s global movement to leave no child behind.
14 January 2022, New York – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) recently announced a ...
Education Cannot Wait Announces US$1.7 Million Grant for First Emergency Response in Yemen Delivered in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council, new grant will improve access to displaced and host community children in Ma’rib and West coast areas of Yemen.
10 January 2022, New York – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced today a ...
Education Cannot Wait Announces US$17.7 Million Grant for New Multi-Year Resilience Programme in Sudan Delivered in partnership with Save the Children and UNICEF, the seed funding grant seeks to mobilize US$60 million in additional support
11 January 2022, New York – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced today US$17.7 million in catalytic seed funding ...
Education Cannot Wait Announces US$12 Million Catalytic Grant for Multi-Year Resilience Programme in Burundi French Version Follows
Delivered in partnership with World Vision International and UNICEF, the programme seeks to catalyze an additional US$18 million to reach 300,000 vulnerable children and adolescents
31 December 2021, New York – In response to interconnected crises that ...

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