Education in Emergencies: A Comparative Perspective of Intervention Phases along the Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Current Crisis

The global population of forcibly displaced people under UNHCR's mandate has significantly increased since 2016, amounting to approximately 70.4 million by mid-2018. Global trends show that refugee situations have increased in scope, scale and complexity, and it is now estimated that protracted refugee situations now last more than 26 year on average. All this suggests that many refugee children grow up or reach adulthood in host countries as refugees. 

This report explores whether common EiE response patterns- and contextual differences- can be identified in recent and protracted emergency contexts over humanitarian-development response phases. In order to answer this question, seven countries from varied regions have been selected for analysis, all of which are significantly affected by refugee crisis and a combination of camp, settlement and urban contexts. This review leverages the available knowledge and synthesizes data with an underlying assumption that identification of EiE response patterns across humanitarian-development response phases would allow for better predictability and more targeted response. 

This report begins by providing an overview of how EiE has become an integral part of the humanitarian-development response, presents key themes that emerged from the EiE responses of the countries examined across response phases, and discusses the key lessons learned. 

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Benil Mostafa


Humanitarian Sectors - Education