The #SafeSchools Campaign
Globally, there are 80 million children around the world whose education has been disrupted by conflict and natural disasters.
As a result, millions of children around the world are left out of school for years, left at risk of being married off as children, being trafficked, becoming child labourers, and of extremism.
Last year, A World at School helped secure backing from world leaders on how we can begin to fix this: by the creation of a new fund for education in emergencies.
This year, we helped make it happen: the Education Cannot Wait Fund was launched at the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May, backed with $90 million of funding from the UK, Norway, the USA, the Netherlands, the EC, Dubai Cares - as well as a commitment from the Global Business Coalition for Education to also support it.
This is a huge first step for millions of children who need educaiton - and the chance to plan for a brighter future - more than most. But as it stands the fund is only on track to be about 60% funded: now more donors need to follow their lead, step up and pledge more funds to keep the plan on track.
Please sign the petition today: Every child deserves the chance to plan for a better future.
To world leaders:
Fund the new Education Cannot Wait fund and support education in emergencies so that children caught up in the next crisis are in a safe school and not at risk of child labour, early marriage, trafficking and extremism.
With your backing the new platform can and must reach at least 20 million children annually within 5 years, with a plan in place to reach every child by 2030.
Children caught up in natural disasters and conflicts need a #SafeSchool.