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On the same day that three students were killed in raids by Syrian security forces on university dormitories in Damascus, a global coalition of UN, education and human rights agencies was launched last week to defend schools and universities against the growing threat of violent political and military attacks.

I am concerned by the increasing trend of attacks against schools and hospitals, and I encourage the Security Council to further ensure that such facilities remain protected. –UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, May 2011[1]

BEOUA, Côte d’Ivoire, 24 June 2011 – “We arrived at school at 7:30 a.m. as we always do on a school day. At exactly 8:30 we could hear shooting coming from the direction of a neighbouring village...

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