Policy Update

Germany pledges US$18 million to ‘Education Cannot Wait’

During the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva on December 17- 18, 2019, the German federal minister for economic cooperation and development, Gerd Müller, announced €16 million (US$18 million) in funding for the multilateral education fund 'Education Cannot Wait'.

Minister Müller highlighted the fact that children suffer most from migration and flight and that education of refugees is important for their long-term development. The multilateral education fund 'Education Cannot Wait' supports two million children and adolescents across eighteen countries hit by crises and conflict.

Press release – Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (in German)