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UN WORLD REFUGEE DAY Monday June 20, 2016

UN WORLD REFUGEE DAY Monday June 20, 2016

WHAT DO CHILDREN WANT IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY AND CRISES?

THEY WANT AN EDUCATION.  (Save the Children, 2015)

Besides the basic survival needs, it’s a CHILD’S FIRST “ASK”.

We are confronted with THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW”  Dr. M. L. King Jr.

EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT www.educationcannotwait.org

See the short video about how education helps children in crises.

Children whose education is continued during times of crises have HOPE and are:

•  less vulnerable to exploitation from traffickers and extremist groups 

•  less likely to be at risk of violence, abuse, child marriage and domestic slavery

A high-quality, equitable and inclusive education:

•  significantly lessens people’s engagement in conflict

•  has a life saving impact on people living with the trauma of conflict

•  enables children to more easily return to regular daily activities

Did you know?

•  Crises affect the education of 75 million children and youth.

•  Girls are 2.5 times more likely not to go to school during crises than boys.

•  Inequitable education delivery to citizens within a country can increase the chance of conflict between people by up to 50%.

•  Education is the most consistently underfunded receiving less than 2% of humanitarian aid.

Read more:

The fierce urgency of now: Delivering children’s right to education during crises

(Save the Children, 2016)  www.savethechildren.org.uk/resources/online-library/fierce-urgency-now

Please consider the UNHCR “Stand with Refugees” petition

A new petition #http://www.unhcr.org/refugeeday/petition/ launching June 20 and to be delivered to the Sept. UNGA states:

•  Ensure every refugee child gets an education.

•  Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.

•  Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community.

Please remember GRAN’s EdWG MP Letter on education funding under the Campaign Button and click on Education Resources   http://grandmothersadvocacy.org/issue/education

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