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“Education is the only thing that cannot be taken from us”

Global launch of a major inter-agency tool focuses on making education a reality for over 75 million children and youth affected by crisis

The Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery is the only global tool that articulates the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergencies through to recovery, providing good practices for coordinated action by governments, humanitarian workers and education practitioners. Initially developed in 2004, the INEE Minimum Standards have been used in over 80 countries worldwide and translated into 23 languages. Since the first edition of the Handbook, substantial progress has been made in reaching the millions of children and youth without access to education. Education in emergencies is now prioritized by many governments and humanitarian professionals as life-saving and life-sustaining.

Link to INEE    Link to the Childwatch Page on Children in Emergencies

Tags: ["education", "emergencies", "standards"]
Published Sep. 10, 2010 2:20 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 4:34 PM