Save the Children: Delivering Education for Children in Emergencies: A Key Building Block for the Future
On average, 750,000 children have their education disrupted or miss out entirely on education owing to humanitarian disasters each year. In addition, more than half of the children out of school worldwide – 37 million – live in countries affected by conflict. Even though education saves lives, in both the short and the long term, quality education in emergencies is still viewed as secondary when compared to the provision of food, water, medical assistance and shelter. Less than 2 percent of humanitarian emergency aid went to education in 2007. This report sets makes the case that education is a critical part of humanitarian response and demonstrates that it is possible to provide quality education even in the midst of conflict.