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UNICEF Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report No. 21: 30 September 2022

While intense fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, some areas are now accessible to humanitarian agencies that are quickly reaching affected families and children with lifesaving supplies. Generous contributions have come from the people and Governments of multiple countries, the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), Education Cannot Wait, the European Commission, OCHA-Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPF) and the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). 

Project Syndicate

Afghanistan’s Girls and Women Fight Back

A year of regressive Taliban policies and a spate of terrorist attacks targeting female students have sparked protests across Afghanistan. The international community must stand with Afghan women demanding their fundamental right to receive an education and ensure that Afghan girls are allowed to return safely to secondary schools.


Realizing Rights And Dreams In Ethiopia

Accelerated learning programs delivered by UNICEF with funding from Education Cannot Wait are helping students like 13-year-old Emyte realize their dreams.


About the importance of education in refugee protection

According to Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, “The education of girls, particularly those left behind in crises, is critical to the COVID-19 recovery plan, halting climate change and ensuring equal and prosperous societies”.


“Despite our situation, I study hard as it is the only way to have a better life”: How education and psychological support are helping students in northern Iraq

To support efforts to improve the state of education in Iraq, People in Need (PIN), as a part of the consortium funded by the UNICEF fund Education Cannot Wait (ECW), and in partnership with Save the ChildrenINTERSOS and RWANGA; started remedial and catch up classes in four schools in northern Iraq including recreational and PSS activities.


1.766 écoles demeurent fermées au Mali en raison de l'insécurité, selon l'Unicef

L'Unicef a appuyé les partenaires techniques dans les régions à mobiliser 4.000 enfants ambassadeurs à parité filles et garçons- et 1.000 jeunes de la deuxième décennie pour accompagner cet effort de retour à l'école de tous les enfants et à l'inscription massives des enfants en âge scolaire, notamment les plus vulnérables. Ce déploiement a été possible avec l'appui des partenaires techniques et financiers notamment l'Allemagne l'Autriche, le Canada, le Danemark, Education Cannot Wait, le Fonds de consolidation pour la paix, La Norvège, le Partenariat mondial pour l'éducation (GPE), Unicef Espagne et l'Union européenne.

World Education Blog (UNESCO)

The education of tens of millions of girls is at risk of collapse

Donors and the international community need to act too. An early opportunity is Education Cannot Wait’s (ECW) High-Level Financing Conference in February 2023, where we are calling on bilateral donors and foundations to provide at least $1.5 billion to ECW.


International Day Of The Girl Child: Investing In The Girl Child Can Unlock The Potential Of A Nation

UN's 'Education Cannot Wait', is the world’s first fund dedicated to promoting safe learning environments and supporting gender-responsive education programs and we need to work on similar lines to increase female literacy in India. As Michelle Obama put it, "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens."

Le Nouvelliste

11,8 millions de dollars en appui au secteur de l'éducation

Le ministère de l’Education nationale et de la Formation professionnelle (MENFP) et le Fonds des nations unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF) sont heureux d’annoncer l’octroi d’un montant de 11,8 millions de dollars par le Fonds mondial pour l’éducation en situation d’urgence « Education Cannot Wait », en appui au secteur de l’éducation, pour la mise en œuvre d’un programme pluriannuel de résilience.

Indo-Asian News Service

Education Cannot Wait Announces US$11.8 Million Catalytic Grant in Haiti

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the evolving humanitarian crisis in Haiti, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced today a US$11.8 million Multi-Year Resilience Programme that seeks to mobilize an additional $16.2 million to reach more than 45,000 children with holistic educational supports.

World Vision realiza rehabilitación de aulas y baños en instituciones educativas de Cúcuta

El proyecto ‘La educación no puede esperar’ que cuenta con el apoyo de Education Cannot Wait y World Vision, en  Norte de Santander, ha hecho entrega a cinco instituciones educativas de Cúcuta y de las comunas cercanas, de aulas rehabilitadas y baños de niñas y niños para aumentar la calidad y el acceso a la educación.


Mental Health As A Human Right Left Behind For Children In Fragile And Humanitarian Settings

Yasmine Sherif, director of ECW, stresses that acknowledging and addressing the need for student and teacher mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is fundamental for children and adolescents to be able to learn.