Supporting access to education in humanitarian crises

Today, 75 million children have limited or no access
to school because of conflicts or natural disasters. That’s more than the 66 million children
living in the European Union. Education It’s a fundamental human right. It signifies hope; preparing girls and boys
for their future role in society. In humanitarian crises, education means
safety and protection. It prevents children from falling victim to
sexual harassment or human trafficking. In short, education helps children be children. That’s why the European Commission has made
education in emergencies an absolute priority. Since 2015, funding has increased. The share of the budget rose from
1% in 2015 to 8% in 2018. As of 2019, 10% of the European Union humanitarian budget will go
to education in emergencies. Thanks to the EU’s aid, 6.5 million children across 55 countries have received better
access to education since 2015. If you agree that all children should have access to school, join the movement and #RaiseYourPencil.

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