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
Violence impacts over 700,000 children due to school closures in Cameroon Attacks against education and killings, kidnappings and harassment of students and teachers are forcing schools to close and pushing vulnerable children further to the margins.
2 December 2021, New York/Oslo/Yaoundé – Over 700,000 children have been impacted by school ...
ECW Launches New Resources to Better Address Gender-Based Violence Through Education in Emergencies Programmes 25 November 2021
Every year the international community comes together to remind the world about the devastating impact of the most pervasive human rights violation across the world, gender-based violence.
It is estimated that, globally, one in three women and ...
Afghanistan: The Humanitarian Imperative Must Come First to Avoid Catastrophe The international community must urgently step-up direct funding through United Nations agencies and NGOs to provide Afghan girls & boys with the life-saving support they need now
Article reposted with permission from Modern Diplomacy.
By Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot ...
Education Cannot Wait Interviews Patricia Danzi, Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and... Patricia Danzi was appointed Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in May 2020. For nearly three decades, she has dedicated her career to serving the world’s vulnerable populations.
Danzi was with the International Committee of ...
ECW Director leads first all-women mission to Afghanistan since Taliban takeover: ‘With Afghanistan on the brink of a total collapse, the international community must stay engaged. The humanitarian imperative must come first.’
27 October 2021, Kabul/New York – Immediately ...
ECW Director Yasmine Sherif Commemorates UN Day As prepared for delivery.
In 1945, 76 years ago, in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust, with fresh and raw wounds still open the founders of the United Nations brought purpose and hope to the world.
One ...

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