Safe Schools Global Programme

One of the most significant consequences of both natural and human-induced disasters is the impact they have on children’s education as it is often one of the first activities abandoned when disasters occur.

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Worldwide, 875 million school children live in high seismic risk zones and hundreds of millions more face regular floods, landslides, extreme winds and fire hazards. Children spend up to 50% of their waking hours in school facilities, yet all too often schools are not constructed or maintained to be disaster resilient meaning children can’t access a safe education.

This report shows how Plan International’s Safe Schools Global Programme engages education sector partners – in development and humanitarian contexts alike – to promote schools as a platform for children and youth to grow up safely in resilient communities with their rights respected.

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Emergencies, Education in emergencies