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Afghan security forces are increasingly using schools as bases during military operations in Taliban-held areas, putting children at risk and depriving thousands of an education.

During the attack on the university’s faculty of humanities at al-Dabbit, incendiary bombs “fell between houses and people were terrified and started panicking, they even went out of their homes.”

Saturday's attack on school in Saada province killed 10 children.

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.

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