Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis


$2.3 billion required to send children to school in war-torn countries

29 June 2015

from Education For All Global Monitoring Report

A new paper by UNESCO’s Education For All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) shows that 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-affected countries. The most vulnerable are the hardest hit: the poorest are twice as likely to be out of school as their counterparts in

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Education in emergencies: world leaders told how to help 65 million children

23 June 2015

from A World at School

World leaders will be asked to consider a plan to tackle the lack of education action and funding for 65 million children caught up in conflicts and emergencies.

With heads of government, education ministers and international organisations gathering at a summit in Norway next month, four major recommendations have

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World Refugee Day 2015

20 June 2015

a contribution from UNHCR's Education Unit

By the end of 2014, 59.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. This is 8.3 million persons more than the year before (51.2 million) and the highest annual increase in a single year.

There are now 19.5 million refugees

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The War on Education

17 June 2015

by Silje S. Skeie, Special Advisor on Education at the Norwegian Refugee Council This Op-Ed was originally published in the June 2015 issue of NRC's Perspective Magazine. Read the sections on education in emergencies here.

2015 marks the year when all children should have been in school, according to the Millennium Development Goals. However, 58 million children

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Education must be prioritized in times of crisis

2 June 2015

New York, 2 June 2015 - Education is highly valued by children, youth, and adults living in crisis situations, yet it remains an underfunded and de-prioritized aspect of humanitarian response.

A global essay contest recently held by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) highlights the importance of education for children and youth living in some of

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The Brightest Hope: Essays from around the world on the importance of education in times of crisis

2 June 2015

INEE is very thrilled to announce the winners of the INEE Essay Contest!

Along with the three winners, we are also pleased to share a variety of exceptional compositions that were submitted during the contest. The essay contest, which was part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the INEE Minimum Standards, was

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An action plan for doing more and better for education in emergencies

19 May 2015

by Joseph Nhan-O'Reilly, Senior Education Adviser at Save the Children

At the World Education Forum in Korea this week a new global education goal, which will replace the education Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is under discussion.

The proposed new goal is to ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long

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INEE at the World Education Forum 2015

18 May 2015

by Arianna Pacifico, INEE Secretariat

INEE was conceived in 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, a meeting which set forth a Framework for Action and galvanized global commitment to the UNESCO-led Education for All (EFA) movement. At this meeting, UN bodies and international NGOs identified that humanitarian crises were a major obstacle to the fulfillment

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EiE events at the World Education Forum 2015

18 May 2015

The World Education Forum 2015 is taking place in Incheon, Republic of Korea from May 19-22. Topics related to education in emergencies will be discussed in numerous thematic debates and group sessions throughout the week.

Listed below is a selection of the EiE-related discussions, including dates, times, location, and chair information. Visit the WEF website to join the

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Adapting Minimum Standards for Education to Jordan

11 May 2015

By Peter Hyll-Larsen, UNESCO

Jordan is a peaceful and stable country, but has been significantly challenged over the last many years by the continuous influx of refugees from countries caught in war or instability on its borders, most significantly from Palestine (since 1948), Iraq (since 2003), and Syria (since 2011). Jordan is also faced with a small range of potential

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