The Fierce Urgency of Now – ECW Allocates $15M in Emergency Funds

The Education Cannot Wait Global Fund (ECW) allocates a total of US$15 million in an initial series of emergency grants for the rapid delivery of holistic education services to protect and support vulnerable children and youth hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 16 countries/emergency contexts. These girls and boys are already impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and protracted crises. An additional series of grants to support the response in other crisis-affected countries will be released shortly and reach partners in-country in the coming days.












































Additional information on emergency grants per country/crisis:

• Afghanistan : Total of $1.25 million allocated. Grantees: UNICEF ($1.25 million)

• Bagnladesh : Total of $1.5 million allocated. Grantees: BRAC ($900,000), Save the Children ($600,000)

• Brazil : Total of $250,000 million allocated. Grantee: UNICEF ($250,000)

• Burkina Faso : Total of $1.5 million allocated. Grantees: EDUCO ($300,000), Plan International ($500,000), Save the Children ($250,000), UNICEF ($300,000), UNHCR ($150,000)

• Colombia : Total of $1 million allocated. Grantees: Save the Children ($1 million)

• Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC ): Total of $1.5 million allocated. Grantees: AVSI ($340,000), Save the Children ($140,000), UNESCO ($520,000), War Child Canada ($500,000)

• Ethiopia : Total of $1million allocated. Grantees: Save the Children ($500,000), UNICEF ($500,000)

• Palestine : Total of $850,000 allocated. Grantees: Save the Children ($400,000), UNICEF ($450,000)

• Somalia – Federal Government of Somalia and Member States : Total of $800,000 allocated. Grantee: ADRA ($800,000)

• Somalia – Puntland : Total of $650,000 allocated. Grantee: Save the Children ($650,000)

• Somalia – Somaliland : Total of $700,000 allocated. Grantee: UNICEF ($700,000)

• Syria : Total of $500,000 allocated. Grantee: UNICEF ($500,000)

• Uganda : Total of $1 million allocated. Grantees: Save the Children ($525,000), UNHCR ($475,000)

• Venezuela : Total of $1 million allocated. Grantee: UNICEF ($1 million)

• Zimbabwe : Total of $500,000 allocated. Grantees: Plan International ($75,000), Save the Children ($175,000), UNICEF ($175,000), World Vision ($75,000)

• Regional Response for Palestine Refugees :Total of $1 million allocated. Grantee: UNRWA ($1 million)



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About Education Cannot Wait (ECW)

ECW is the first global fund dedicated to education in emergencies. It was launched by international humanitarian and development aid actors, along with public and private donors, to address the urgent education needs of 75 million children & youth in conflict and crisis settings. ECW’s investment modalities are designed to usher in a more collaborative approach among actors on the ground, ensuring relief and development organizations join forces to achieve education outcomes. Education Cannot Wait is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure.
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2020-04-03 | Education, Health | English |