“The climate crisis is an education crisis. These devastating floods have killed people. Destroyed 22,000 schools and torn families apart,” said ECW director Yasmin Sheriff.
“We need to act fast. The aim of ECW and our strategic partner is to send children to school as soon as possible. To remove the impediment in education due to floods,” he said.
Due to heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan, incidents like severe floods and landslides have been reported across the country.
The ECW said more than 1,400 people have lost their lives and the government estimates that 22,594 schools have been damaged or destroyed.
The ECW said that the children would be provided with teaching and learning materials, both formal and temporary. Teachers will be supported for their teaching methods.
Worldwide, 222 million children and adolescents in distress are in urgent need of education support.
ECW and its partners are calling on world leaders to provide at least $1.5 billion in immediate funding for the ‘222 Million Dreams’ campaign.