Africa: Global Leaders Demand Immediate Attention to Children's Education in Crisis Zones
October 01, 2012
The Global Partnership in the News
Media Source: AllAfrica
"New York — Global leaders from governments, international organizations and civil society today endorsed an urgent Call to Action to ensure the world's most vulnerable children and youth receive a good quality education by protecting schools from attacks, significantly increasing humanitarian aid for education and planning and budgeting for emergencies before they occur.
"The leaders urged immediate action for the 28 million children - nearly half of all children not in primary school - who live in countries scarred by war and conflict, as well as millions more struck by humanitarian emergencies such as flooding, food shortages, earthquakes and other disasters."