MEPs ask to increase support for children's access to education in emergencies
MEPs will debate the need for member states to support the Commission's target of increasing the share of humanitarian funds for the education of children in emergencies to 4% and for all host countries to help integrate child refugees in their national education systems on Wednesday afternoon, and vote on a resolution on Thursday.
Note to editors
It is estimated that 65 million children are affected by emergencies and protracted crises in 35 countries and that approximately 37 million primary and lower secondary age children are out of school in crisis affected countries. However, education in emergencies is the most underfunded sector, with only two percent of humanitarian aid catering for these needs.
Procedure: Oral question to Commission (with resolution)
Debate: Wednesday 25 November
Vote: Thursday 26 November