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ECW joins forces with the Islamic Development Bank

Education Cannot Wait 5 April 2019

Education Cannot Wait joins forces with the Islamic Development Bank to address the challenge of 28 million out-of-school children in OIC Member countries. To address this growing challenge, Education Cannot Wait – a global fund for education in emergencies that seeks to mobilize US$1.8 billion by 2021 to reach 8.9 million children living in the midst of war, disaster and crisis – signed an agreement this week with the Islamic Development Bank and a wide range of stakeholders for a Global Education Coalition for Enrolling and Retaining 28 million out-of-school children in OIC member countries by 2021.

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10 Barriers to Education Around the World

New Indian Express 14 December 2018

Education is a precious resource, of this there is no doubt. Many people owe their entire careers to teaching. It is easy to see why it is such a priority among the lives of many. However, there are barriers which prevent education from being more commonplace. We’re going to explore 10 of those obstacles here and now, to see what the main challenges are.

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Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities

Relief Web 10 December 2018

Addis Ababa, 10 December 2018: A project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities in Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions in Ethiopia has been launched. Part of a US$15 million two-year investment in refugee education in Ethiopia by Education Cannot Wait, the project will construct three new inclusive model secondary schools, 41 classrooms in eight secondary schools, and 84 classrooms in four primary schools. About 12,000 children from refugee camps and the surrounding host communities - half of them girls – are expected to benefit.

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Girls In Crisis - Orange the World

Education Cannot Wait 26 November 2018

Providing education for girls and adolescent girls living in crisis and conflict is the single most powerful act we can take to empower a marginalized gender. As a global community committed to end violence against women, promote women leadership and ensure universal access to education, anything less would miss the target.

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Resolução do Parlamento Europeu sobre a ajuda da UE ao desenvolvimento no setor da Educação

Right to Education Project 16 November 2018

A UE “(...) manifesta convicção de que a ajuda em matéria de educação deve ser uma prioridade, uma vez que a educação é um direito fundamental, mas também porque é essencial para a realização dos restantes ODS: o desenvolvimento económico e a redução das desigualdades, a igualdade de géneros, a emancipação das raparigas e das mulheres, a inclusão social das pessoas com deficiência, a saúde, a democracia e o Estado de direito, e a prevenção de conflitos (...)”.

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88,000 Rohingya refugees and host community children to get education aid

Their World 14 November 2018

More than 88,000 Rohingya refugees and children from their host community in Bangladesh are to get education aid thanks to a major funding package.

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Despite funding crisis, Palestine refugee students can end the school year: UNRWA

Relief Web 8 November 2018

The Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) will most likely be able to keep its schools open for Palestine refugee students until the end of the school year in 2019.

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Syrian Youth: Still Seeking Education

Al Fanar Media 5 November 2018

If the interest of donors in providing scholarships for Syrians has waned, the appetite of Syrian students for higher education has not. Many students say they need more support—academic and financial—to overcome obstacles and get into higher education.

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Educação e qualificação: Banco Mundial disponibiliza 10 milhões de dólares para Cabo Verde

O País 3 November 2018

O Banco Mundial, BM, acaba de confirmar 10 milhões de dólares americanos para apoiar as reformas no setor da educação e qualificações em Cabo Verde

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Education Cannot Wait Delivers US$2.6 MIL to Provide Emergency Education Relief for Children

Education Cannot Wait 31 October 2018

To re-establish education for 60,000 children, Education Cannot Wait partners with Government of Indonesia, UNICEF and Save the Children, to provide temporary learning spaces, educational supplies, coordinated responses and training for teachers

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Donors step up to fund education in crisis at UN General Assembly with US$70 million in new pledges

Relief Web 27 September 2018

At this week’s United Nations General Assembly, the governments of Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and the philanthropic foundation Dubai Cares stepped up international funding to support education for girls and boys living in crisis areas, war zones and those uprooted by conflict and disasters, with close to US$70 million in new pledges to Education Cannot Wait (ECW).

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Education Cannot Wait Announces US$35 Million Allocation

Education Cannot Wait 20 September 2018

ECW provides its largest allocation to date to support quality education for 1.6 million crisis-affected children and youth in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Uganda

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Belgium Contributes an Additional EUR 4 Million to Keep UNRWA Schools Open in 2018

UNRWA 12 September 2018

The Government of Belgium has made an additional contribution of EUR 4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support its core educational services. This generous contribution was announced on 27 June at the UN General Assembly in New York and comes at a critical time for UNRWA, which is currently facing an unprecedented funding shortfall, threatening the ability of the Agency to sustain its core services including education.

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In Jordan, Refugee Children Face a New Threat

U.S. News 10 September 2018

Educational services in the Middle Eastern nation face cuts as international aid decreases.

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Aid to Education Reached All Time High in 2016

UNESCO 23 May 2018

A new policy paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report shows that aid to education grew by US$1.5 billion, or 13%, to a record US$13.4 billion between 2015 and 2016, its highest level since records began in 2002.

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