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 SCALES UP MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CRISIS-IMPACTED CHILDREN AND YOUTH New US$300,000 ECW Acceleration Facility grant will be delivered by the Child Protection Area of Responsibility, focusing on creating new public goods to improve linkage between education in emergencies, mental health and child protection actors
12 May 2021, New York ...
ECW INTERVIEWS MELISSA FLEMING, UNITED NATIONS UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS Melissa Fleming is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Global Communications – taking up her functions as of 1 September 2019 – and oversees operations in 60 countries and platforms that reach millions of people in multiple languages.
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ECW ANNOUNCES US$1 MILLION GRANT TO ENSURE ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR NEWLY ARRIVED REFUGEES IN... UNHCR will implement new grant in partnership with Government of Cameroon and other key stakeholders to respond to spike in children and youth arriving from Central African Republic
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5 May 2021, New York – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) ...
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT ENHANCES MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT FOR CRISIS-AFFECTED CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN... New $250,000 ECW Acceleration Facility grant will enhance Norwegian Refugee Council’s Better Learning Programme
4 May 2021, New York – Approximately 100 million children are out of school in the Middle East and North Africa as a result of the ...
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT ANNOUNCES US$1 MILLION GRANT IN CHAD IN RESPONSE TO INFLUX OF REFUGEES... Implemented in partnership with the Government of Chad and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the ECW first emergency response will enhance protection and learning opportunities for 7,800 refugee and host community children and youth
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3 May 2021, New ...
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT CALLS ON WORLD LEADERS TO URGENTLY FUND EDUCATION IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC... ECW Director Yasmine Sherif visits the Modale ‘Settlement of Hope’ with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
4.7 million refugee, displaced and host community children and youth in urgent need of educational ...

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