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Education in Emergencies (EiE)

May 29, 2024

According to the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards (2010), EiE refers to “Quality learning opportunities for all ages in situations of crisis, including early childhood development, primary, secondary, non-formal, technical, vocational, higher and adult education. Education in emergencies provides physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection that can sustain and save lives.”

In the education and early childhood sectors, there are various terms used to refer to education services for young children experiencing emergencies, such as Early Childhood Development in Emergencies (ECDiE), Early Childhood Development and Education in Emergencies (ECDEiE), Early Childhood Care and Development in Emergencies (ECCDiE), etc.  For the purposes of this toolkit, emergencies and crisis are used interchangeably and crisis considerations are included throughout the toolkit sections and tools.