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Steep rise in military attacks on higher education globally

The latest Education under Attack report published by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) notes a steep rise in military and political violence against education in general and higher education in particular during 2022 and 2023 as conflict around the world increased.

GCPEA is a global coalition of UN and other international agencies committed to protecting education from attack. The report is the seventh in the Education under Attack series. It analyses global trends and profiles attacks and military use of schools and universities in 28 countries. It is supported by the Education Above All Foundation, Education Cannot Wait, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Le Cameroun Accueille 460 Mille Réfugiés Etrangers (HCR)

En attendant de réunir tous les fonds nécessaires, d’autres mécanismes sont mis en place. C’est le cas du programme Education Cannot Wait (ECW), en partenariat avec le gouvernement camerounais. Le 19 juin, le HCR a mis en avant les résultats intermédiaires de ce programme, qui vise à financer l’éducation des personnes en situation de crise humanitaire dans 64 municipalités à travers le pays.

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen — JLU

Adenike Oladosu appointed as the "ECW Climate Champion

The Panel congratulates our Planetary Spaces fellow Adenike Oladosu on her latest appointment as the "ECW Climate Champion" by the global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, Education Cannot Wait (ECW). As the ECW Climate Champion, Oladosu raises her voice and calls on world leaders to connect climate action with education action as we race to protect our people and our planet from the devastating consequences of the climate crisis, including its negative impacts on education.


Africa’s Forgotten Crisis: A Return To Education In Burkina Faso

Since 2019, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UNICEF-hosted global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has invested more than $23 million in Burkina Faso, reaching close to 400,000 children, including 167,000 internally displaced children and over 200,000 host community children. The investment is providing learning materials, training and funding teachers, building and rehabilitating temporary learning spaces, and providing other holistic supports to get girls and boys back to the safety and security of the classroom.

The Children's Book Review

Zaya’s Dream | Dedicated Review

Zaya’s Dream is not only a beautifully told story but also a call to action. It reminds readers of the millions of children whose lives have been upended by emergencies and protracted crises and the urgent need to protect their right to education. By supporting the global fund Education Cannot Wait and nonprofit publisher NABU, who work tirelessly to provide quality education to children left furthest behind in the world – and who joined efforts in developing this story – we can help turn dreams like Zaya’s into reality.


Heute stehen wir in Solidarität mit den Flüchtlingen weltweit, heute stehen wir für die Menschenrechte

Am Weltflüchtlingstag müssen wir uns mit den 120 Millionen gewaltsam vertriebenen Menschen - darunter 43 Millionen Flüchtlinge weltweit - solidarisieren, die aufgrund von Verfolgung und Konflikten ihre Heimat und ihre Menschenrechte verloren haben.


Aujourd'hui, nous nous tenons aux côtés des réfugiés du monde entier, aujourd'hui, nous défendons les droits de l'homme

À l'occasion de la Journée mondiale des réfugiés, nous devons nous tenir solidaires des 120 millions de personnes déplacées de force – dont 43 millions de réfugiés dans le monde entier – qui ont perdu leurs foyers et leurs droits humains à cause de la persécution et des conflits.

Mercado Financiero

Hoy nos solidarizamos con los refugiados de todo el mundo, hoy defendemos los derechos humanos

Al unirnos a los socios del sistema de las Naciones Unidas, los donantes, el sector privado y los estados miembros, no podemos olvidar el poder de la educación para proteger y salvaguardar el futuro de los niños más vulnerables del mundo. Se trata de niños desarraigados de sus hogares, sus escuelas y su país, que a menudo acaban fuera del sistema escolar público.

Cameroon Tribune

Crisis-affected Regions of Cameroon: Stakeholders Launch US$50 Million Education Appeal

UNICEF Cameroon Country Representative, Mrs. Nadine Perrault, addressed the gathering, including representatives of financial and donor institutions, on behalf of the Education Cannot Wait consortium. Disclosing that remarkable achievements have been made in two years for the programme running from 2022-2025. For example, the first grant of US$17 million from Education Cannot Wait targeted schools and centres in all 10 regions of the country, increased number of children with access to education, promoted access to education for approximately 92,000 primary school-age children, 48 per cent of whom are girls. Of this number, 23 per cent are internally displaced, 23 per cent are refugees, 54 per cent come from host communities and 434 live with disabilities

PR Newswire

Today, We Stand in Solidarity with Refugees Worldwide, Today, We Stand for Human Rights

On World Refugee Day, we must stand in solidarity with the 120 million forcibly displaced people – including 43 million refugees worldwide – who have lost their homes and their human rights as the result of persecution and conflict.

ECW has provided US$10 million to date in response to the Sudan regional refugee crisis, with First Emergency Response grants in the Central Africa RepublicChadEgyptEthiopia, and South Sudan. In Sudan itself, 18 million children are out of school, and we must urgently ramp up global funding to address what is fast becoming the world's worst humanitarian crisis.


Christian Science Monitor

Safe Learning for Children in War Zones

In the world’s most stressed places, says Education Cannot Wait’s executive director Yasmine Sherif, ensuring a safe education for children allows them to “draw on their resilience, heal from their experiences, develop fully and to prepare their future and unleash their potential.” That’s especially true inside a solid and sunken bunker in a Ukrainian war zone.

Relief Web

As Niger’s men emigrate, women learn to harness a changing climate

WFP’s initiatives supporting smallholder farmers and other vulnerable communities in Niger are made possible thanks to the generous support of Australia, Canada, the European Union, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, the United States, and international nonprofit Education Cannot Wait.