We could play the numbers game all day long, but the facts are clear. At the World Humanitarian Summit, the global community must ante up with a down payment and mobilization plan to invest in the futures of disenfranchised young people shut out of schools in emergencies and crises.

“Education Cannot Wait” will be a new, historic fund to deliver education in emergencies and realize the long-awaited promise for children and youth impacted by crises and conflict. This ambitious fund, paired with sufficient capital, will be a first crack at bucking the trend in the growing number of refugees, displaced persons and children locked out of opportunity during circumstances beyond their control – whether earthquakes, floods, outbreaks or armed conflict.

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