ICRC-Humanitarian actors needed for education

Why Education Needs the Support of Humanitarian Actors in Conflict Zones

The past three years have been an exciting and thought-provoking journey for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on the question of education. Strong momentum and commitment have been built, without shying away from critical and legitimate questions and dilemmas around how neutral, impartial and independent actors can support education meaningfully and without jeopardizing humanitarian principles. The lack of a functioning education system should not paralyze humanitarian actors. On the contrary, it should spur them into action because they are uniquely placed to respond to the urgency of ensuring the continuity of education. For girls, in particular, seizing the window of opportunity for education is crucial, because they face more and more pressures and barriers as they reach adolescence. Complete Article HERE