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Education Cannot Wait Calls for Urgent Funding to Fulfill the Right to Education of All Children and Youth in Afghanistan

ECW Director leads first all-women mission to Afghanistan since Taliban takeover: 'With Afghanistan on the brink of a total collapse, the international community must stay engaged. The humanitarian imperative must come first.'


‘Afghanistan Is On The Brink Of Collapse,’ Says UN Director

Director Yasmine Sherif, the Director of Education Cannot Wait, an UN-led initiative dedicated to advancing education in crisis zones traveled to Afghanistan over the last few days as part of an all-women team. She came back with grim news for the country: “Afghanistan is on the brink of Collapse” she said on Wednesday in a press briefing from Islamabad airport, Pakistan’s capital.

Project Syndicate

Education Must Come First

Disruptions to education resulting from COVID-19, violent conflict, and climate change are leaving crisis-affected girls and boys ever-further behind. It is hard to imagine a better investment than keeping these children in school- OpEd by Yasmine Sherif

La Nacion

Estados Unidos Destina Más De 30 Millones De Euros Al Fondo Internacional Por La Educación ECW

La Agencia de Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional ha anunciado que donará 37 millones de dólares --en torno a 31,6 millones de euros-- al fondo global por la educación Education Cannot Wait (ECW

EU Reporter

EU Announces €25 Million for Education in Crisis Contexts and €140 Million to Support Research in Sustainable Food Systems

Speaking at the Global Citizen Live event, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the European Union is pledging €140 million to support research in sustainable food systems and tackle food hunger via CGIAR, and a further €25m for Education Cannot Wait.


Global Citizen Live 2021: Our Favorite Photos from the Festival

A slew of stars descended on New York, Paris and beyond on Saturday to talk climate change, vaccine equity and more causes affecting the world

Yahoo Finance

Donors Come Together With US$138.1 Million in New Funding for Education Cannot Wait During UN General Assembly to Leave No Child Behind

With new contributions from Germany, United States of America, European Union/European Commission, The LEGO Foundation, France, Switzerland, and Porticus, ECW and partners are building a movement to reach millions of the world's crisis-affected children and youth with the safety, hope and opportunity of a quality education.

Diario Libre

UE Ayudará Con 140 Millones Euros Contra Hambruna Y 25 Millones a Educación

La Unión Europea (UE) va a contribuir con 140 millones de euros para mejorar la seguridad alimentaria mundial y con 25 millones más para educación de niños en contextos de crisis, anunció este sábado la presidenta de la Comisión Europea (UE), Ursula von der Leyen.


The foundation created by toymaker Lego and its parent company say they will donate 100 million kroner ($16 million) to support vulnerable children in Haiti and Afghanistan.

“The humanitarian crises that are happening in Haiti and Afghanistan are unimaginable and only intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, chairman of the LEGO Foundation.

Washington Post

Show Afghan Girls the World Still Cares

Gordon Brown OpEd on Education in Afghanistan. Taliban leaders ask us to believe that they will not return to the oppression of their pre-2001 rule, when they persecuted women, violated the basic rights of girls and denied them education. Sadly, actions on the ground do not yet bear this out.

India Education Diary

In Beirut, UNESCO ADG Hands Over Rehabilitated Schools and Universities, Renews Support to Heritage and Arts

A year after the deadly blasts that rocked Beirut, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education Stefania Giannini was back this week to the Lebanese capital to stand in solidarity with its people, and reflect on the concrete results achieved by the Li Beirut initiative launched in the aftermath of the explosions, and which aims to place education and culture at the heart of the reconstruction efforts.

El País

Yemen y Cómo Mantener Viva La Esperanza Educativa

En un contexto de grave crisis humanitaria y sin un apoyo urgente, el número de niños sin escolarizar podría aumentar a seis millones en el país, según Unicef. Su representante en terreno cuenta los efectos en toda una generación