A Call For Action
Our Case for investment in Quality Education in Crisis lays out the urgency and the value of investing in the education of children in crisis-affected countries as one of the soundest investments in human and socio-economic development and in peace and stability to make today. The Act 4 Education in Crisis campaign is a global initiative led by Education Cannot Wait in partnership with civil society organizations, global leaders, private sector partners, philanthropists and global education ambassadors to support this call for action. Across the globe, tireless advocates are stepping up efforts to mobilize $1.8 billion by 2021 for education in crisis.
News & Updates
Washington, D.C., August 19, 2019 – On World Humanitarian Day, organizations committed to making a difference in the lives of more than 70 million refugees and forcibly displaced persons around the world strongly urge the U.S. Government to make a commitment of no...read more
Conflict and crisis threaten every child’s right to an education — call on nations to make sure students can stay in school. Sign the Petitionread more
Giulia McPherson, JRS/USA, June 20th, 2019 | Rosemary fled South Sudan two years ago when she was 19 because of the conflict engulfing her home country. She left most of her family behind to find safety and security in neighboring Uganda. Today, she is a student...read more
EDUCATION IN CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS
75 million children currently living in conflicts and disasters who desperately need support to access the safety, hope, inspiration and socioeconomic empowerment that an education can bring.
2-4% Share of the total annual
humanitarian funding going to
the education sector. Funding
for education in crisis is on the
rise, but a major deficit remains.
Annual funding gap to provide education to 75 million children and youth affected by crisis.
For a little over a $100 a year, a child living in the most complex and unstable crisis settings will be able to get the education they need to give them hope and to give them a future. When the global annual funding gap for education in crises – $8.5 billion – is broken down, it is equivalent to just US$113 per child per year.
Aisha, 16, Chad
“Here in Dar es Salam, we have food to eat, we go to school, we play with friends, we feel safe. When I get older, I would like to become a doctor to look after sick people.”
Jospin, 13, Central African Republic
“I had never been to school before being displaced. I started going to school for the first time here and I love it. I am in the 3rd grade now.”