Press Release | Strengthening Rapid Education Responses in Emergencies

Publication: 29.Mar.2021

It is not an understatement to say that 2020 was a very particular and challenging year due to the unprecedented global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s education.

Restrictions on travel and in-person meetings also presented new challenges for the Global Education Cluster Rapid Response Team (RRT) who are usually deployed to countries for up…

Publication: 18.Jun.2020

With the aim of advocating for the prioritization of Education in Emergencies to better profile the education needs of children and young people in emergency situations and protracted crises, Switzerland pledged to establish Geneva as a global hub for Education in Emergencies dialogue, partnership, policy and action. The Global Education Cluster joined this pledge…

Publication: 30.Mar.2020

In 2019, education cluster responses aimed to support approximately 17 million children, youth and education personal in 25 countries.687 million USD was requested to support approximately 15.7 million children and youth, as well as 257,000 education personal. By the end of the year, 300 million USD was received, enabling 9.2 million children to be reached with…

Publication: 06.Mar.2020

The Global Education Cluster announced two pledges at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum, hosted by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Geneva from 16-18 December 2019.

Strengthening Education in Emergencies Coordination

The Global Education Cluster, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the…

Publication: 06.Mar.2020

The volatile and complex humanitarian situation in Mali has resulted in unprecedented levels of internal displacement, deeply affecting the education of children and youth.  Since the beginning of the conflict in Mali in 2012, the humanitarian situation has continued to deteriorate, displacing many due to increasing insecurity linked to terrorism…

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