In most countries enduring armed conflict, schools have been turned into part of the battlefield, as classrooms have been converted into military bases, bunkers, and weapons caches.
The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack provides the latest news and developments on attacks on education and efforts to protect and prevent them. Information older than three months is included in the News Archive.
March 13, 2017
At least 255 children were killed in or near schools last year and 1.7 million youngsters are out of school. One of every three schools in Syria is unusable, some because armed groups occupy them.
March 12, 2017
“As mothers and schoolteachers, we call upon the conflict parties to stop using children in their wars.”
March 10, 2017
GCPEA believes that Latin America should be the first region in the world in which all countries have endorsed the Declaration. Colombia’s commitment would be a significant motivation for other states in the region to follow.