As of July, 9382 schools were fully or partially damaged requiring rehabilitation support; and 4262 schools were closed due to violence and natural disasters. As a result, more than 2.93 million children across Ethiopia remained out of school, including 2.53 million due to violence and 401,000 due to drought.
Overall, there is need to provide teaching and learning material, school feeding, WASH as well as mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) for violence and natural disaster affected school facilities and students.
In Gambella Region, 134 schools impacted by wind and flood need rehabilitation support.
At least 247,000 children (190,000 in Amhara, 25,000 in Tigray, 24,000 in Afar, 8000 in Somali) have receive Education in Emergency (EiE), including provision of individual leaning material, school feeding service and access to education opportunities through the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) and Accelerated School Readiness (ASR) programs and others.
Lack of funding for school-feeding program, construction of temporary learning schools, rehabilitation and reconstruction of schools, provision of gender segregated latrines, accelerated and catch-up learning program (only 39 per cent of funding required by the cluster received).