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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RESPONDING TO COVID-19 IN UGANDA Girls like Priscille are continuing their education during the COVID-19 lockdown. Photo © Save the Children
With support from Education Cannot Wait, Save the Children is distributing home learning kits and extending educational opportunities through innovative radio programmes to provide ...
FOUR NEW DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK – INCLUDING AT GLOBAL... Finland and Verizon commit funds and highlight the importance of education in emergencies in building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over US$10 million in funding to ECW announced this week, including new pledges from Canada and the United States. 
27 ...
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT INTERVIEWS AMINA J. MOHAMMED, DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS Ms. Amina J. Mohammed is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Mohammed served as Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where she ...
EVERY ACTION COUNTS – WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2020 This story was built from the analysis and reporting in Education Cannot Wait’s upcoming 2019 Annual Report. Stay tuned for more stories, high-level virtual events and analysis from the report. All figures reflect reporting as of 31 December 2019 unless ...
Statement by the Signatories of the Pledge at the Global Refugee Forum to Make Geneva... Call for action to address the threat by the COVID-19 pandemic to the education of those left furthest behind
The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a global health and socio-economic crisis; it is also a massive education crisis with potentially ...
DUTCH POSTCODE LOTTERY AWARDS THEIRWORLD €1.35M FOR EMERGENCY COVID-19 EDUCATION ON THE GREEK ISLANDS Refugee children are receiving the safety, opportunity and protection of an education at the Tapuat Centre near the Moria camp on Lesvos — Photo © UNICEF
16 June 2020 – Theirworld, the global children’s education charity, has been awarded €1.35 ...

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