WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Globally, 75 million children and youth are displaced from their homes and communities due to conflict or crisis and are in desperate need for educational support. Education plays a vital role in rebuilding lives, creating economic opportunities, and inciting stability. One year ago, leaders in governments and the private sector committed to addressing this issue by creating "Education Cannot Wait: A Fund for Education in Emergencies." But, where are current efforts? What more can be done to ensure that children who are displaced by war, natural disasters, and other emergencies receive a quality education?
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) and the Global Campaign for Education - United States will host a Capitol Hill briefing on May 24 to discuss the state of education for refugees and the forcibly displaced, and the opportunities to improve current efforts.
Capitol Hill briefing to discuss access to education for the world's refugees and displaced people.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Global Campaign for Education - United States
David Robinson, Executive Director, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (moderator)
Dean Brooks, Director, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
Nina Papadopoulos, Team Lead, Education in Crisis & Conflict, USAID
Alex Palacios, Chief of Staff, Global Partnership for Education
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 2-3 p.m.
Russel Senate Office Building – Room 385
About JRS/USA: The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) is to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and forcibly displaced persons. JRS works in more than 45 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, psycho-social and emergency needs of nearly 750,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons regardless of race, ethnic origin or religious beliefs. Click here to learn more.
About GCE-US: The Global Campaign for Education, U.S. (GCE-US) is a broad-based coalition of U.S. organizations. The mission of the GCE-US is to promote education as a basic human right and mobilize to create political will in the United States and internationally to ensure universal quality education, which is at the core of all human development. Click here to learn more.
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