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Alarming Global Estimates: 222 Million Crisis-Affected Children in Need of Educational Support

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Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. We support and protect holistic learning outcomes – so no one is left behind.

ECW works through the multilateral system to both increase the speed of responses in crises and connect immediate relief and longer-term interventions through multi-year programming. ECW works in close partnership with governments, public and private donors, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and other humanitarian and development aid actors to increase efficiencies and end siloed responses.

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RT @KentPage: #MyDream: To become a social worker! ~Manjita, 13, #Nepal Manjita is just 1 of 222M crisis-affected girls & boys who need urgent education support. Each one has a dream:...

Education helps to shape children's minds and hearts, changing social norms and attitudes. Gender-responsive frameworks must ensure girls are empowered to think independently, to speak out, and to be strong and free.

ECW Director, Yasmine Sherif