Humanitarian assistance to education for the Syrian emergency


In preparation for the London Conference for Syria and the Region on 4 February, the Malala Fund commissioned our Global Humanitarian Assistance programme to undertake analysis on the current levels of humanitarian financing directed towards education for the Syrian emergency.

This paper, Humanitarian assistance to education for the Syria emergency, presents an analysis of humanitarian funding to the Syria emergency, with a focus on the education sector.

The Syrian crisis has dominated recent humanitarian financing debates, with record levels of funding requested and received since the conflict began in March 2011. In 2015, donors responded to a rise in humanitarian needs, driven by the crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees. However, funding is still insufficient to meet growing needs, particularly in a number of notably under-funded sectors, including education.

The data and analysis in the briefing have been used by the Malala Fund as data-led evidence to support the messages in the #NOTLOST Claiming Syria’s Future paper. The Malala Fund calls on global donors and governments in the region to guarantee all Syrian children impacted by the conflict access to quality education in the 2016/2017 school year and beyond.

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