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WADI KHALED, Lebanon — Since the start of the uprising in March last year, tens of thousands of Syria children have arrived as refugees in northern and western Lebanon, near the Syrian border.

Two people were killed and five were injured in an attack on a group of Shia students and teachers in Sampang, East Java, on Sunday.

CHIANG MAI, 20 August 2012 (IRIN) - Two ethnic groups in Myanmar recently became the first rebel fighters to sign a “deed commitment” with Swiss-based rights group Geneva Call, pledging to eliminate underage soldiers and protect children in armed conflict.

A new study by Morten Sigsgaard has been published by Education Above All (EAA), entitled ‘Conflict-Sensitive Education Policy: a Preliminary Review.’ The study was prepared in consultation with the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Working Group on Education and Fragility, contributing to its on-going work on conflict-sensitivity.

The UN in Nepal has condemned an increasing number of attacks on schools by youth activists which it says has put the lives of children in danger.

A 10-year-old boy has died after a rocket was fired at a school in the Nigerian city of Jos but missed and hit a nearby building, officials say.

A day after an Afghan lawmaker was killed in a suicide blast, Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid survived an assassination attempt Sunday after a bomb targeted his motorcade in the country's northern region.

Avegaile Escano will never forget the day that Muslimin, 16, entered her class in a hut in southern Philippines.The hut had bamboo walls and coconut leaves for a roof and had been built to give children who had fled fighting between government troops and armed militants in Maguindanao.

Unidentified attackers have destroyed a state-run girls’ primary school in the troubled northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, where government troops are fighting militants, Press TV reports.

Strict Sharia, or Islamic religious laws, imposed by the Islamist rebels controlling vast swathes of northern Mali are driving thousands of students out of schools.

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