Education in Emergencies
- According to UNICEF, 75 million children are currently out of school in the world due to emergencies. Among refugees, 50% of primary school-age children and 77% of secondary school-age adolescents are not enrolled.
- In 2017, the EU dedicates 6% of its annual humanitarian aid budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid. In 2018, this amount will increase to 8%.
- 4.7 million girls and boys in 52 countries have benefited from EU-funded education in emergencies actions between 2012 and 2017.
- This factsheet is issued today to coincide with the United Nations Universal Children’s Day which was established in 1954. On 20 November 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. On 20 November 1989, the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.