Press Release | Strengthening Rapid Education Responses in Emergencies

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The three earthquakes which hit southeastern Türkiye in February 2023 have had a catastrophic impact on the education infrastructure, system, children and teachers. Based on information shared by national education authorities, out of the 8,162 educational buildings inspected so far, 42% have been impacted and 11% will require to be either completely rebuilt or go…

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On February 16-17, the Global Education Cluster (GEC) participated in the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) High-level Financing Conference (HLFC) held in Geneva, Switzerland. The HLFC raised over US$826 million in pledges to reach 20 million children with quality and holistic learning before 2026. 

“Today we make history in our global efforts to ensure children…

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While education is life-saving and life-sustaining for children and young people in humanitarian emergencies, it is often not prioritized at the onset of a new emergency.  

To address this critical gap, a partnership comprising the European Commission’s Directorate General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, the Global Education Cluster (…

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The Federal government of Somalia declared a state of emergency in November 2021 due to one of the worst droughts in decades following four consecutive failed rain seasons. Education has been tremendously impacted by the crisis, with the Education Cluster estimating more than 2.4M Somali school-aged children affected.…

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One-third of Pakistan is under water due to the monsoon rains that hit the country, affecting 33 million people. The impacted area is increasing, with 72 districts across Pakistan having already been declared 'calamity hit' by the authorities, according to the Pakistan 2022 Floods Response Plan.

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