It is axiomatic that humanitarian crisis destroys regular community services such as education, or forces people to flee from their home communities. Moving beyond the basic physical necessities, humanitarian response has evolved to seek to ensure that people affected by humanitarian crisis have access to education, as a basic human right and hence a core component of programming. Given the nature of education, its provision requires a particular coordination with the national authorities and continuity with longer-term development initiatives.

School building with broken window

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Key actors

Forum for coordination and collaboration on education in humanitarian crises, co-led by UNICEF and Save the Children

Open network of individuals and organizations ensuring that all persons affected by crisis have access to safe, quality, and relevant education

Key references

Standards articulating the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergency preparedness, response and recovery

Tools for the job

Provides key templates, tools and guidance for Education Cluster coordination staff in the field

Contains a variety of tools to guide educationalists, humanitarian workers, and government officials

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Information tools

Compilation of links to relevant tools and resources for education in emergencies, including inter alia sources on education cluster coordination, gender resources, quality education, child protection, and inclusive education and disability