ODI, Overseas Development Institute
At the time of writing, estimates show that 2.6 million people need humanitarian assistance in the education sector in Iraq. One of the reasons for this is the destruction of schools during the multiple waves of violence over the last decade, but overcrowding and budgetary constraints also contribute to the current situation. In addition to this, there is a shortage of teachers and challenges around the language of instruction. Consequently, Iraq has been unable to meet the educational needs of its population.
This case study examines how humanitarian and development actors in Iraq can coordinate planning and response more effectively, in order to strengthen educational outcomes for children and young people affected by the crisis.