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Save the Children  is the world’s largest independent children’s rights organisation. Under the  Every Last Child  campaign, one of their priority areas has been to close the education gap for the world’s out of school refugee children.    Read their detailed recommendations for action on better inclusion, improving learning outcomes and increasing investment in their ‘Time to Act’ report  here .

Save the Children is the world’s largest independent children’s rights organisation. Under the Every Last Child campaign, one of their priority areas has been to close the education gap for the world’s out of school refugee children. 

Read their detailed recommendations for action on better inclusion, improving learning outcomes and increasing investment in their ‘Time to Act’ report here


UNHCR works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. They provide vital assistance to refugees and others, including educational services. 

Turn the tide: Refugee Education in Crisis’ is the latest in UNHCR’s annual overviews of the state of refugee education. 

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The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an undisputed leader in supporting increased access to quality education globally, including in humanitarian contexts.

'Rising to the Challenge' produced by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation documents the actions taken and results achieved through Norway's aid to global education from 2013 to 2016. 

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The European Union provides humanitarian assistance for affected populations in times of disaster and is a leading development donor.

The European Commission recently adopted a policy framework that aims to increase funding for education to 10% of its humanitarian aid budget, and aims to get refugee children back into learning within 3 months of displacement. 


IGAD aims to be the premier regional organisation for achieving peace, prosperity and regional integration. 

In 2017 they hosted the Regional Conference on Education for Refugees which saw the adoption of the Djibouti Declaration, which focuses on the region’s intent to improve the access and quality of education for refugees and host communities by investing in comprehensive skills development. 


The Global Partnership for Education is the first global education fund that is solely dedicated to education in developing countries. Bringing together developing countries, donors, international organisations, civil society, teacher organisations, the private sector, and foundations to ensure that every child receives a quality basic education, especially the most vulnerable, by 2030. 


UNESCO seeks to build peace through international cooperation and open dialogue in the fields of education, science and culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030.

UNESCO provides global and regional leadership in education, strengthens education systems worldwide and responds to contemporary global challenges through education. 


UNICEF operates in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defends their rights, and helps fulfil their potential from early childhood through adolescence. They support innovative programmes and work with governments, communities, and parents to enable every child to access a quality education and distance themselves from the cycles of poverty, poor health, and forced labour.


The World Bank is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Committed to reducing extreme poverty to 3% by 2030 and increasing the incomes of the poorest 40% of people.

They partner with governmental, multilateral and commercial sectors, and provide loans and grants to developing countries that support investments in areas such as education.  

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Education Cannot Wait is the first global fund dedicated to education in emergencies and protracted crises. It unites public and private partners to mobilise the funding required to deploy immediate and sustainable programmes catered to the needs of refugees and host communities.

ECW’s innovative Multi-Year Resilience Programmes are designed to bridge the humanitarian-development divide in protracted contexts.  


Education International is a global union federation of teachers' trade unions, active in 172 countries and territories. EI recognizes that education is a human right and a public good, enabling people at all stages in their lives to achieve their maximum potential.

EI works to help realise this right for all, including refugee students and teachers in challenging environments. 


Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who use their collective voice to entreat world leaders to end extreme poverty by 2030. They believe that educated and healthy children will lead their communities out of poverty and build the thriving nations of tomorrow. They highlight education as one of the key areas for action on a global level.


INEE is a network across 190 countries with the goal of enabling quality and safe education for all in emergencies and crisis contexts.

INEE works through inter-agency and consensus approaches to encourage a range of activities among their members, including community building, convening stakeholders, and providing them with the resources and support they need to provide quality education in emergencies.  

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The Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts works to ensure the rights of children in transit are respected and fulfilled. The Initiative provides recommendations that states should implement to ensure the social inclusion of refugee and migrant children, with regards to their access to legal identity, nationality, education, healthcare, justice, and language training.

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The Global Business Coalition for Education brings the business community together to accelerate progress in delivering quality education for all of the world’s children and youth. GBC-Education believes that education is the birthright of every child and the key to expanded opportunity and future employment. Investing in education promotes economic growth, leads to more stable societies, and fosters healthy communities. 


Malala Fund is led by Malala Yousafzal and focuses on helping girls raise their voice for the right to education. The fund seeks to find innovative solutions to provide high quality education in disadvantaged communities, amplifies the voices of girls deprived education, and advocates to hold leaders accountable and make education a priority.


Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is a leader supporter for educational programs and advocacy efforts that ensure equal education opportunities to women and girls in developing countries.

The “Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada’s Official Development Assistance 2016-2017” documents Canada’s efforts to support worldwide education in 2016-2017.