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Boost children’s access to education in emergencies

Parliament calls on member states to support the Commission’s aim of increasing the share of EU humanitarian funds for the education of children in emergencies to 4% and on all host countries to help integrate child refugees in their national education systems, in a resolution passed on Thursday. It points out that education reduces the risk of young people becoming engaged in extremism.

Parliament welcomes the Commission’s announcement of its new goal of earmarking 4% of the EU’s humanitarian aid budget to education for children in emergency situations by 2019 and calls on member states to support it in the resolution, which was adopted by a show of hands.

Integrating refugee children in national education systems