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Save the Children UK
Save the Children’s report, ‘A creeping crisis: the neglect of education in slow-onset emergencies’ focuses on the role and importance of education in mitigating the impact of droughts in east Africa and west Africa. It shows how food scarcity and malnutrition jeopardise the survival and health of the youngest children and how the knock-on effects of these crises permeate all aspects of children’s lives, with a huge impact on education and long-term development prospects. Malnutrition has a direct impact on learning outcomes and can have irreversible effects on children’s ability to learn.The recommendations provided in this document are relevant both to those crises and to other countries likely to face slow-onset emergencies in the future.