Recognizing that education is fundamental to helping children achieve their full potential, UNRWA has worked for nearly 70 years to ensure that Palestine refugee children have access to quality education. With the onset of the Syria crisis, there was a need for a sustained and innovative approach to ensure that the most vulnerable children and youth were not left behind, but rather they are given the support they need to continue their education even during times of emergencies. The reform of the UNRWA education system (see Subject Update: About: UNRWA Education) has enabled it to be better prepared, more able to respond to, and ultimately recover from, conflict and crisis. The Agency's Education in Emergencies (EiE) approach seeks to combine the strengths of the education system, and the work on the Agency-wide reform, with innovative new ways of delivering and supporting education.
The key dimensions of the UNRWA approach to Education in Emergencies are:
UNRWA adopts a multi-stranded, integrated and innovative approach to EiE, targeting the key dimensions described. Through this EiE approach, UNRWA helps to ensure that Palestine refugee children in its five Fields of operation can continue to access quality education and learning opportunities, even in times of crisis and conflict. The EiE approach is renowned in the region, and beyond, with Host Countries, as well as other UN agencies, replicating its approaches and utilizing the specific resources developed.
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