Humanitarian Aid Allocated to Education Doubled Between 2015 and 2018, PRIO Researchers Find

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The amount of humanitarian aid allocated to education doubled between 2015 and 2018 and Norway has reached the global goal of allocating 4% of their humanitarian aid to the sector.

​Save the Children Norway released its updated report on financing for education in emergencies between 2015 and 2018 . The Report was co-authored by PRIO researchers Kendra Dupuy, Julia Palik, and Gudrun Østby. Among the key findings was that although there has been a general increase in humanitarian funding for education since 2014, education remains under-funded within humanitarian appeals. Four countries received half of all humanitarian aid for education between 2015 and 2018: Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, and Iraq. These were also among the worst humanitarian disasters during this time period.