Childhood Interrupted - A World Refugee Day Dialogue on the Youngest Refugees and their Families
The global refugee crisis is especially dangerous for young children, as prolonged stress can disrupt their healthy brain development, with lasting impacts on lifelong learning and well-being. Evidence shows that early childhood development (ECD) interventions are a cost-effective tool for reducing or reversing these harmful effects and building resilience to help children not only survive, but thrive. Despite this evidence, ECD programs are dramatically under-prioritized and underfunded in refugee response. Only an estimated 3% of total development assistance to crisis-affected countries and 2% of humanitarian funding goes toward providing quality ECD services to newborns, young children, and their caregivers.
This Concordia Live, co-hosted with Global Patron Member Sesame Workshop, will bring together donors, international organizations, and nonprofits to make the case for increased prioritization of ECD for refugee children. The speakers will share several exciting new initiatives to meet the needs of refugee children and families and facilitate a discussion on how to scale up the financing, policies, inter-sectoral collaboration, and leadership needed to effectively support the youngest refugees and their families.
Time: 15.00 -15.45 CEST (Amsterdam) / 09.00 - 09.45 EDT
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