75million children around the world have their education disrupted by conflict or emergencies
Discrimination, emergencies and conflicts threaten the ability of young people to have a safe place to learn, jeopardising their chances of a quality education. It makes the 132 million girls already not in school more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and violence. It further excludes the 50% of children with disabilities who currently get no education.
Children whose lives are affected by conflict or emergencies can suffer grave long-term consequences. A child who is out of school for more than a year is unlikely to return, placing the entire future of their education at risk.
In emergency situations, education can give refugee children a sense of structure, direction and security. Getting children back into school quickly after a crisis can prevent them from falling into child labour, child marriage, exploitation and recruitment by armed groups.
Theirworld is pioneering approaches to provide education to children in emergencies and fight exclusion. But international political will and financial support for quality education targeted at the most vulnerable must increase dramatically.
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