Press Release | Strengthening Rapid Education Responses in Emergencies


Children living in emergencies around the world still face enormous barriers to access education. Conflict, COVID-19, economic shocks, and climate-related disasters have rolled back global gains in recent years, introducing new obstacles and compounding existing challenges.

The GEC has been working to enhance education in emergencies responses and…


New ECW Acceleration Facility grant, delivered through the Global Education Cluster, will support preparedness, response capacity and global advocacy to ensure crisis-affected children realize their right to protective, gender-equitable and inclusive quality education.

20 December Education is the most powerful tool to improve individual lives and…


This article was originally published on UNICEF channels.

At the COP 28 in Dubai, UNICEF-led/co-led clusters and area of responsibility hosted a side event Fragility and Climate: Joined-up Action for Collective Outcomes. This interactive session, moderated by Jose Gesti, Senior WASH Adviser from Sanitation and Water for All, showcased contributions from a…


Since the beginning of 2023, the intensification of multiple and overlapping crises in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have devastated the provinces of Nord-Kivu, Sud-Kivu, and Ituri. Millions of people need urgent humanitarian assistance due to conflict, natural disasters, health emergencies, and food insecurity.

In June 2023, a system-wide…


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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