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Video: Gordon Brown on emergency education funds

Gordon Brown
United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education; World Health Organization Ambassador for Global Health Financing, The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown
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I’m convinced now that we need an emergency fund for education where there are humanitarian crises. Countries should put upfront money to make it possible for UNICEF and other organisations to provide help for children when they’re in urgent need. We shouldn’t have to wait a year or more for some help to come when we have a plan and we know we can do something urgently. The importance of education in a crisis is that, while every child needs shelter and food and nutrition and healthcare, a child also needs hope.

Watch a clip of Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister, addressing the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos above, and catch up with his full session on education, here.

Image: Gordon Brown , Chair, World Economic Forum Global Strategic Infrastructure Initiative in Davos, January 21, 2015. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/swiss-image.ch/Photo Monika Flueckiger

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