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UN, September 14, 2020
Issuing Presidential Statement, Security Council Expresses Grave Concern about Increase in Attacks on Schools, Underlines Education’s Contribution to Peace

The Security Council today urged Member States to develop effective measures to prevent and address attacks and threats against schools, including by developing domestic legal frameworks. In a presidential statement…

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AP, September 11, 2020
UN urges end to attacks on schools, especially in Africa

EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday urged warring parties in all conflicts to immediately stop attacking schools and teachers and reaffirmed Secretary-General Antonio…

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BBC Africa, September 11, 2020
Le Journal

https://www.bbc.com/afrique/bbc_afrique_radio/w172xlmk6q9g1yk (Starts at 7:20)

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El País, September 11, 2020
Una alarma para evitar que las escuelas se conviertan en objetivo de guerra

En el último lustro, los centros educativos de todo el mundo han sufrido más de 11.000 acciones violentas. Como llamada de atención, la ONU declara el 9 de septiembre Día…

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UN, September 11, 2020
Security Council demands an end to attacks on schools worldwide

The 15-member body issued the appeal as part of an open meeting where delegates expressed grave concern at a growing in attacks on educational facilities – nearly 500 last year…

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ICRC, September 9, 2020
Protecting education from attack during COVID-19: a new day, a new call to action

September 9, 2020 – Bede Sheppard ‘Sadiq’ is 15 years old and from Sinjar district in northwest Iraq. He cannot write his own name. Sadiq’s education has been successively destroyed…

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GCPEA, September 8, 2020
Attacks on Students, Teachers, and Schools Surge in Africa’s Sahel

(New York, September 8, 2020) – The Central Sahel has seen a significant spike in attacks on students, teachers, and schools since 2018, according to a new report released today…

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Al Jazeera, September 1, 2020
Two Students, Teacher Killed in DR Congo Attack

At least two students and a teacher have been killed and several other teachers kidnapped after a primary school holding exams was attacked by unidentified gunmen in the Democratic Republic…

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Mwatana for Human Rights, August 24, 2020
Warring Parties Undermine Students’ Future in Yemen

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Sana’a – Warring parties carried out more than 380 attacks impacting schools and educational facilities in Yemen between March 2015 and December 2019, Mwatana for Human…

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Alex Firth, Human Rights Watch, July 29, 2020
Sudanese School Closed by Pandemic, Kept Closed by Armed Forces

Girls everywhere are at a heightened risk of not returning to school following closures. This file photo shows a sign reading “Education is a right for a girl child” at a…

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Hindustan Times, July 27, 2020
Surrendered Maoists to reconstruct schools demolished by them in Chhattisgarh

Around a dozen schools which were once demolished by Maoists between 2007-09 will now be constructed by the ones who surrendered and are living a normal life in the villages…

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July 9, 2020
Widespread Attacks on Education Worldwide More than 11,000 attacks in Past 5 Years

More than 22,000 students, teachers, and academics were injured, killed, or harmed in attacks on education during armed conflict or insecurity over the past five years, according to Education under Attack 2020, a new 300-page report published today by…

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May 29, 2020
United Nations General Assembly proclaims 9 September as the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, mobilizing action to safeguard education in armed conflict

The United Nations General Assembly today proclaimed 9 September the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said. The announcement coincides…

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April 3, 2020
Estonia Endorses the Safe Schools Declaration

(New York, April 4, 2020) –  The Government of Estonia has endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, becoming the 103rd country to commit to safeguarding education during armed conflict, said the Global Coalition to…

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March 10, 2020
Seychelles and Malawi Endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

(March 10, 2020 – New York) Seychelles and Malawi are the latest countries to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, an inter-governmental commitment to better protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during armed…

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Education Cluster, February 26, 2020
Idlib, Syria: Cluster alarmed over increase in attacks on schools as ten hit in one day

The Education Cluster is alarmed over reports of the death of a student and three teachers after 10 schools were attacked in a single day in North West Syria yesterday.…

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Save the Children, February 25, 2020
PRESS RELEASE – Casualties as ten schools hit in one day during intense shelling in Idlib, Syria

Idlib, Syria: Casualties as ten schools hit in one day during intense shellingAt least ten civilians killed, including one childHighest number of schools attacked in single day in Idlib since…

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BBC News, February 13, 2020
Yemen war: Saudi-led coalition forces face trials over violations

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it has begun judicial proceedings against military personnel suspected of violating international humanitarian law. Spokesman Col Turki al-Maliki said judgements in the unspecified…

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Human Rights Watch, February 12, 2020
Cameroon: Election Violence in Anglophone Regions

(Nairobi) – Armed separatists in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions kidnapped over 100 people, burned property, and threatened voters in the period before the February 9, 2020 elections. State security forces did not adequately…

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Insecurity Insight, January 28, 2020
Education in Danger: December 2019 Monthly News Brief

Insecurity Insight’s monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.The…

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