ECHO Factsheet – Education in emergencies – November 2016

Key messages

  • Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can restore a sense of normalcy and safety and provide them with important life skills. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

  • The Commission currently dedicates over 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid.

  • By the end of 2016, more than 3 800 000 girls and boys will have benefited in 47 countries around the world.