It takes a village to raise and support a child in a humanitarian crisis – World

Statement from ECW Director Yasmine Sherif on World Humanitarian Day

As we come together to celebrate those helping others on this year’s World Humanitarian Day, we honor the brave and remarkable humanitarians working on the front lines to help us achieve our goals. peace, universal human rights and education for all.

It takes a whole village to raise and support a child in a humanitarian crisis. In our efforts to meet the Grand Bargain agreements, the Sustainable Development Goals and global commitments to ensure human rights, Education Cannot Wait connects donors, governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations civil society, the private sector and local non-profit organizations to provide the world’s most vulnerable children and adolescents with safety, protection and the opportunity for a quality education.

In places like Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Ukraine and Yemen, these frontline heroes risk their lives because they think it takes a whole village to raise a child, and because they believe that education is our most powerful tool to build a better world.

Today, 222 million children and adolescents around the world are affected by armed conflict, forced displacement, climate-induced disasters and protracted crises that require urgent educational support. It will take a global village to reach these children.

As we honor the commitment and sacrifice of the 460 aid workers who were attacked in 2021 and the 140 who tragically lost their lives, we call on people in the global village to rise up against violence, to rise up against the oppression and to unite in our global actions to fulfill our promises of 222 million dreams✨📚.

It is our promise for a more peaceful world, as stated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of the United Nations. It is our promise to provide quality education through local action with global impact for girls and boys affected by crisis and most left behind.