Some of the worst violations of the rights to education around the world occur in contexts of emergency and protracted crisis. Around 37 million primary and lower secondary age children are out of school in crisis affected countries.
Education is the most effective way of reducing poverty and inequality. In contexts of emergencies and protracted crises, education can provide safe spaces and is crucial to the success of other interventions such as water and health.
While a number of global commitments have been made to ensure education for children in emergencies and protracted crises, there is limited implementation on these agreements.
Linksbridge had the opportunity to work closely with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) report’s co-author Susan Nicolai to provide data and analysis to inform ODI’s report on Education in emergencies and protracted crisis: toward a strengthened response.
The full report is also available for download here.