Education in Emergencies

Education in Emergencies

When a conflict or natural disaster erupts, education is generally the first service interrupted and the last resumed. Governments are often overwhelmed by the needs and relief aid traditionally focuses on populations’ basic requirements – food, water, shelter and protection–with only 2 percent of humanitarian funding allocated to education.

Meanwhile, schools are closed and children are more exposed to violence, trafficking, child labour, child marriage and recruitment by armed groups. People of all ages are deprived from their basic right to education and the chance to fulfil their true potential.

GCE leads on advocacy and communications work around education in emergencies with a sustained focus on education financing.