Launch of the report “Hear it from the children – why education in emergencies is critical”

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May14th Event Date: 14 May 2014
Location: Geneva

The Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva in collaboration with Save the Children, the Norwegian Refugee Council, UNICEF, the Global Education Cluster and the International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) organises a panel discussion to launch a new study commissioned by Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council Hear it from the children – why education in emergencies is critical. The report captures the voices on IDPS and refugees in projects in Ethiopia and DRC supported by the European Union Children of Peace initiative. One of the main message of these children and their communities is that “Without education, we will have no future” (child in Dollo Ado). The report clearly highlights that communities prioritise education, that education is life-saving, that education protects children from forced recruitment and sexual and gender-based violence, that education builds resilience, that it supports other life-saving practices, that it transforms communities and improves livelihoods. The report also calls for improved accountability to affected communities by aligning resources and priorities with the demandes and beneficiaries. Morevoer, it calls on donors to continue to prioritise funding in accordance with the needs and wishes of affected populations and in line with international standards.

See the video “EU Children of Peace”

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