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.

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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
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WILL SMITH, GLOBAL CITIZEN AND EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT CELEBRATE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ‘THE JUMP’ Global Advocacy, Partnerships and Donor Engagement Have Mobilized US$560 Million to Date for the Global Fund for Education in Emergencies
LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 15, 2019 – Will and Jada Smith’s Family Foundation (WJSFF), Global Citizen (GC) and Education Cannot Wait ...
WORLD LEADERS COMMIT A TOTAL OF $216M TO EDUCATION ON THE GLOBAL CITIZEN STAGE Ireland, the US, the LEGO Foundation, and more are stepping up for children in crisis.
Originally published on Global Citizen. By Leah Rodriguez.
28 September 2019, New York – Over 254,000 Global Citizens have taken action this year to stand ...
WATCH EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT’S YASMINE SHERIF LIVE AT THIS YEAR’S GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL IN NYC Education Cannot Wait’s Director, Yasmine Sherif, will take to the stage at Global Citizen’s New York Festival Saturday 27 September. With Global Citizen and other key partners, ECW has raised $560 million and reached more than 1.5 million children and ...
WORLD LEADERS PLEDGE A RECORD US$216 MILLION TO EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT DURING UNITED NATIONS GENERAL... The global fund for education in emergencies surpasses half-a-billion dollar milestone in resources mobilized to reach children and youth left furthest behind in crises
25 September 2019, New York – World leaders today committed to expanding access to inclusive quality ...
THE LEGO FOUNDATION AWARDS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR GRANT TO EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT TO HELP INCREASE ACCESS... John Goodwin, Lego Foundation CEO, announces the contribution at the Education Cannot Wait event at this year’s UN General Assembly.
View original Lego Foundation Press Release.
$12.5 million grant announced during this year’s U.N. General Assembly is part of a ...
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT AND IGAD ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE EDUCATION SUPPORT FOR REFUGEE AND... IGAD Executive Secretary Amb. Mahboub M. Maalim and Education Cannot Wait Director Yasmine Sherif.
The partnership will support the implementation of the United Nations’ Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and the Djibouti Declaration in a region that hosts 7.5 million refugees ...

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