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Policy Brief: Education in emergencies

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Save the Children UK

In 2009 alone, more than 2 million children were affected by emergencies.In an emergency, people’s homes are often destroyed, their lives disrupted or they are forced to flee, which means that millions of children miss out on education. In the case of protracted emergencies, children may go for years without attending school.This briefing looks at: Education as a vital part of the emergency response; Why children can’t wait; Funding for education; and What Save the Children is calling for to ensure education is prioritised in all emergency situations

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