> Education in Emergencies
6 million people live in refugee camps (UNHCR).
Refugee camps are provisional housing set up to offer immediate shelter to people who have had to leave their homes, generally due to war or natural disasters. For these people, life changes very dramatically, daily life is never the same, access to supplies and basic necessities become difficult to source. Most lose their home and some lose their lives. The most vulnerable in these situations are children, they may not even understand why their world has suddenly turned upside down, and may be going through anxiety, fear, grief and even depression.
The camps, working with international organisations, arrange to offer basic facilities to the refugees i.e. food, water and medical treatment. Some families spend a larger part of their lives in these camps, thus, proving an education for their children is also essential.
Our Education in Emergencies projects restore a sense of normality and balance within the lives of these children who are suffering the effects of conflict and natural disasters. The make-shift schools are a safe haven, where they can continue their education and build the right skills to use once the conflict or disaster intervention and response has ended.
In countries like Yemen, Turkey, Lebanon and Bangladesh, we are reaching thousands of children. Through your generosity, we are making sure that they’re still able to claim their right to an education despite the circumstances.
Help us continue lifting vulnerable children out of the cycle of poverty.