October 2010 - Since the beginning of the month children in Haiti have streamed back to school amidst challenges in securing proper learning spaces, materials and teachers. The Global education cluster, the body designated by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to lead education recovery in humanitarian response, has estimated that over 2,890,000 children will be back in school for the 2010-2011 school year.
Since the January earthquake, education cluster partners have set up 2,220 temporary learning spaces to replace destroyed schools, while approximately 439 semi-permanent schools have been built or are under construction.

Additional support to students through the national school feeding programme supported by the WFP, World Bank and USAID provides meals to over 2,200,000 students daily.

Watch Christine’s story to see what the education response means to children on the ground in Haiti.

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