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Ten children died and 28 were injured in what Yemeni locals and officials described as an airstrike on a school in northern Yemen by a U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition.

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. Delivered at the Open Debate of the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict, 2 August 2016 - Security Council Chamber

A suicide attack has been foiled on a girl’s school in Kabul after a would-be suicide bomber was arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives.

The United Nations warned on Monday that the Libya conflict was preventing some 279,000 children from attending school across the war-torn country.

NATO should press the Afghan government to curtail abuses by its security forces, including the military’s misuse of schools, attacks on healthcare facilities, and recruitment of children.

Margaret Sinclair and Diya Nijhowne participated in a webcast hosted by USAID ECCN featuring the work of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

As Slovakia takes over the presidency of the Council of the EU next week, its endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration would be timely for Slovakia to lead and influence other member states to join.

Nearly one in five schools is out of use due to conflict and almost 3.5 million children of school-age are missing out on an education.

ALEPPO, SYRIA – Adnan was in fifth grade when an airstrike destroyed the government-run school he attended in Aleppo city. He survived, but his education was put on hold. It was 2013, and for the next three years, schools in Aleppo would be frequently targeted by Syrian government airstrikes or hit by opposition fire. Education became a risk that Adnan could no longer take.

The prize money of €10,000, sponsored by the Klett Group, has been given to a project chosen by Human Rights Watch, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack.