SITUATION OVERVIEW AND RATIONALE FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STRATEGY
Education in Emergency (EiE) can be defined as the set of activities that allow structured learning to continue in situations of emergency, crisis, or long-term instability. The InterAgency Network for Education in Emergency (INEE) describes EiE as quality learning opportunities for all ages in situations of crisis, including early childhood development, primary, secondary, non-formal, technical, vocational, higher, and adult education providing “physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection that can sustain and save lives”. Education’s life-sustaining and the life-saving role has been acknowledged and the inclusion of education within humanitarian response is now considered crucial. In the short term, education is important in meeting children’s and communities’ basic needs, while in the long term it helps them to reduce their vulnerability and will equip them with the necessary skills and tools to build their (new) lives.
During an emergency, the following major actions should happen
Work to ensure access to inclusive, quality learning, and emotional support for preprimary, primary, and secondary school students.
Provision of accurate and reliable data to enhance effective coordination and response during emergency
Provide support and safe spaces for caregivers and babies so they can receive nutritional support, parenting, counseling, and mitigate the effects of the conflict on raising children.
Help build the capacity of teachers, other education personnel and caregivers to support children’s continuous learning regardless of where learning takes place –in a classroom, at home, or under the tree.
Provide teaching and learning supplies, as well as adequate spaces for learning that includes gender segregated and age appropriate WASH facilities/ temporary latrines.
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