Yasmine Sherif, Director of the United Nations Education Cannot Wait Program, highlights how Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. ECW supports and protects holistic learning outcomes – so no one is left behind. A recent Global Estimates Study revealed that there are now 222 million crisis-affected children and adolescents in need of urgent, educational support; a significant increase from the estimated 75 million children in 2016. The Ukraine crisis, the Yemen crisis, the Afghanistan crisis and so many other humanitarian emergencies around the world disrupt the education of millions of children every day. Education Cannot Wait has just launched an inspiring #222MillionDreams global campaign in the lead-up to ECW’s High-Level Financing Conference taking place on 16-17 February 2023.