THE CHALLENGE

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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OUR RESPONSE

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.

How the fund works
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
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EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT APPROVES US$1.5 MILLION FIRST EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN HAITI Les Cayes, Haiti. Children benefit from psychosocial and educational activities at a center supported by UNICEF and IDEJEN in the aftermath of 14 August Earthquake. Photo © UNICEF/UN0519236/Ergen
Responding to the devastating consequences of the earthquake, ECW investment will be ...
AFGHANISTAN’S GIRLS NEED OUR UNWAVERING SUPPORT IN EDUCATION By Yasmine Sherif, ECW Director
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EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT AND LEARNING BY HEART ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP   50 per cent of Learning by Heart’s proceeds will support Education Cannot Wait
5 September 2021, London/New York – In celebration of the International Day of Charity today, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is excited to announce a new partnership with ...
THE LEGO FOUNDATION AND KIRKBI ANNOUNCE US$5 MILLION ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT  
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THE LEGO FOUNDATION AND KIRKBI ANNOUNCE US$5 MILLION ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT
New funding from ECW’s largest private sector donor will be directed to education in emergency responses in Afghanistan and Haiti
26 August 2021, ...
ECW INTERVIEWS THE HONOURABLE AWUT DENG ACUIL, MINISTER OF GENERAL EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION FOR SOUTH SUDAN Awut Deng Acuil is the first female Minister of Education for South Sudan, and only the second person to serve as Minister of Education for her country – which became independent country in 2011. Prior to this role, Minister Acuil ...

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