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Take Action: United States Must Make Education for Refugees a Priority
May 20, 2016

Take Action: United States Must Make Education for Refugees a Priority
Education is a life-saving intervention that not only helps individuals heal from trauma, but provides them with the skills necessary to build their futures.
Thank you for speaking out on behalf of refugees around the world.

(Washington, D.C.) May 20, 2016 — One in four of the world’s school-aged children now live in countries affected by crisis. Of these children, 75 million have had their education disrupted or are out of school entirely.

Next week, global leaders will gather in Istanbul for the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit. At the Summit, a new Education Cannot Wait: Fund for Education in Emergencies will be launched. This effort will both mobilize and coordinate support for programs that meet the educational needs of children and youth affected by crisis – programs that currently only receive two percent of humanitarian funding.

In a new report — Providing Hope, Investing in the Future — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA makes the case for why access to schools and a quality education should be an urgent priority for all displaced children and youth. Education is a life-saving intervention that not only helps individuals heal from trauma, but provides them with the skills necessary to build their futures.

Please take a moment to contact your policymakers and let them know that education must be a priority. Urge the U.S. Government to make a strong commitment to education in emergencies by demonstrating broad support for, and dedicating new funds to, the Education Cannot Wait Fund. 


Learn More: Education is a Life Saving Intervention for Refugees

Press Contact Information
Mr Christian Fuchs
christian.fuchs@jrs.net
202-629-5946