On May 8, 2022

Addis Ababa, May 8, 2022 (FBC) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced on Friday a 2 million USD First Emergency Response Grant that will reach more than 20,000 refugees and displaced, as well as host community children and adolescents in Afar, Amhara and Tigray regions. This brings ECW ongoing investments in Ethiopia to over 30 million USD.

The 12-month grant will be delivered by UNHCR and local strategic partners, focusing on early childhood education, primary education, accelerated learning programmes and secondary education, in and around refugee camps, as well as a settlement in the northern regions of Ethiopia. 

The interventions are intended to primarily target refugees in the camps of Aysaita and Serdo in Afar, Alemwach site in Amhara, and Mai Aini and Adi Harush in Tigray. 

Approximately 62pct of the people to be reached with this assistance are girls, and 10pct are children with disabilities, according to ECW.

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