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43 per cent of 1.7 million school-aged Syrians are out of school

73 countries have committed to protect education in armed conflict

Human Rights Watch statement to HRC panel on Protecting the Rights of the Child in Humanitarian Situations

More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls are missing after an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists

Students and teachers fled for their lives when Boko Haram fighters attacked a girls' boarding school in Nigeria.

Attacks on hospitals and schools have become the "new normal".

Children continue to pay the heaviest price of attacks on schools, which leave them unable to learn or fulfil their potential. This is why the governments of Argentina and Norway champion the Safe Schools Declaration.

Welcome to the second edition of Safe Schools Declaration News, covering the period from October-December 2017.

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack* coordinates advocacy for endorsement, and monitors implementation, of the Safe Schools Declaration, a state-led process that is co-championed by the governments of Argentina and Norway. This update aims to share developments in the Safe Schools process with interested stakeholders.

NRC encourages the Colombian Government to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, and step up its efforts to ensure that schools are safe and protected.

The Somali government has taken some steps to protect schools and students, Human Rights Watch said. In 2016 it endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration.

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