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
STATEMENT BY UN DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL AMINA J. MOHAMMED AT ECW HIGH-LEVEL STEERING GROUP 11 September 2020, New York – As a friend and strong advocate of Education Cannot Wait, I welcome this opportunity to convey my support for ECW’s critical work and my solidarity with the millions of children and youth who are ...
THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IS HERE FOR THOSE LEFT FURTHEST BEHIND At the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly under the inspiring theme “The Future of Education is Here for Those Left Furthest Behind,” leaders, advocates, celebrities and champions for education in emergencies and protracted crises came together to ...
‘WHEN I TEACH, I AM FREE’ September 21 is the International Day of Peace. Dugale sees education – and the hope and opportunity it brings – as a pathway to a more peaceful world. Photo: Ingrid Prestetun/NRC
In Uganda, a refugee teacher from South Sudan has ...
GLOBAL LEADERS FOCUS ON EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES & PROTRACTED CRISES AT ECW’S GLOBAL HIGH-LEVEL #UNGA75... 17 September 2020, New York – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) brought together an impressive, diverse line-up of world leaders, policymakers, youth, teachers, celebrities and global advocates to rally around the cause of education in emergencies and protracted crises during the ...
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT MOBILIZES AN ADDITIONAL US$23.6 MILLION TO INCREASE SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND... With new contributions from Germany, the United States, Norway and the Netherlands, the total funds mobilized to date by Education Cannot Wait surpass US$650 million.
17 September 2020, New York – World leaders today committed to expand education in emergency ...

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