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Stephanie Busari and Krystina Shveda, CNN, April 12, 2024
How the Chibok abductions continue to cast a long shadow over girls’ education in Nigeria

Chibok and Yola, Nigeria — Hauwa Ishaya vividly recalled the night in April 2014, when armed men stormed her boarding school in Chibok, abducting her and 275 other schoolgirls, forever…

Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies, March 28, 2024
Attacks on education: global challenges and responses

An Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) briefing on Protecting Education in Emergencies (EiE), held on 19 March 2024, looked at the state of attacks on education globally, and explored the challenges,…

Education Cluster, Save the Children, and UNICEF, March 26, 2024
Verification of damages to schools based on proximity to damaged sites – Gaza, Occupied Palestinian Territory

Background • In Gaza, 17 years of blockade combined with recurrent conflict have damaged and destroyed an already fragile education infrastructure: increasing pressure on education facilities, disrupting education provision, and…

Fahmi Khaled, Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies, March 20, 2024
A War of Attrition: Higher Education in Yemen

IntroductionThe war has broken many of the basic elements of Yemeni society — but the legacy of its now-shattered higher education system will endure far beyond the cessation of hostilities.…

Education Above All (EAA), March 13, 2024
Palestine: Education Destroyed

The impact of the disproportionate attacks on Gaza and its civilian population will have significant consequences on all, most importantly on children. Since 7 October 2023, over 28,775 Palestinians have…

International Committee of the Red Cross, February 22, 2024
Protecting and Ensuring Safe Access to education: The ICRC’s Experience and Approach in Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

Introduction Armed conflict and other violence have a devastating impact on education. One in three of the world’s school-aged children lives in a country affected by conflict or disasters. Between…

Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies, September 12, 2023
Commemoration of the Fourth UN International Day to Protect Education from Attack

On 11 September 2023, the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in Geneva, Education Above All (EAA), and the Global Coalition to Protect Education from…

ICRC Blog, September 12, 2023
Protecting education from non-state armed group attacks

Non-state armed groups are responsible for a significant proportion of attacks that kill and injure students and teachers and damage schools and universities. These attacks also keep students from learning,…

Education Cannot Wait (ECW), August 15, 2023
Two Years On: Afghan Girls’ Call from the Heart to Claim their Right to Education Rings Out Louder Than Ever

Two years after the de facto Taliban authorities took power in Afghanistan and subsequently banned girls’ access to secondary and tertiary education, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) – the United Nations global fund…

New Lines Institute, August 2, 2023
The Path to Reconstructing Education in Yemen In the latest Contours episode, host Carolyn Moorman sits down with experts Jerome Marston, Katherine Zimmerman, and Alexander Kochenburger to dive into the Yemeni civil war’s effects on Yemen’s…

Alexander Kochenburger, New Lines Institute, July 12, 2023
Rebuilding for the Future:  A Spatial Analysis of Education Reconstruction in Yemen  

As Yemen’s conflict enters its ninth year, a protracted cease-fire within the country and a recent normalization in relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran (the conflict’s main external sponsors) have…

GCPEA, May 24, 2023
PoC Week Side-Event: Education in Armed Conflict: Protection, Prevention and Access

The Guardian, March 30, 2023
Egyptian army has turned Sinai schools into military bases, says rights group

Egyptian forces have taken over 37 schools and transformed them into military bases while dozens more have been destroyed during a 10-year war with militants in Sinai, a rights group…

GCPEA, December 21, 2022
GCPEA News: Highlights of 2022

A student stands at a desk in a classroom of a school in Chernihiv, Ukraine, that was destroyed by bombing in March 2022. © UNICEF/UN0726022/Ibarra Sánchez Tragically, attacks by armed forces…

Human Rights Watch, November 2, 2022
Somalia Reeling from Devastating Attack on Education Ministry

On the afternoon of October 29, residents of Mogadishu were once again hit by a devastating attack in a crowded and bustling area of Somalia’s capital. The double car bombings…

Human Rights Watch, October 20, 2022
Ukraine: Russian Forces Tortured Izium Detainees (Kyiv, October 19, 2022) – Russian forces and others operating under their command routinely tortured detainees during their six-month occupation of Izium, a city in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine, Human…

UN OHCHR, October 13, 2022
Children have specific rights and should be protected at all times, UN experts

GENEVA/NEW YORK/VIENNA (6 October 2022) –  With pandemics, complex humanitarian emergencies, and extreme climate-related crises posing significant global challenges, UN rights experts* remind all States that children are full human rights…

United Nations, October 3, 2022
Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Educational Centre in Kabul

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Nicolas de Rivière (France): The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the horrendous terrorist…

United Nations, October 3, 2022
Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Attack on Educational Centre in Afghanistan

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s heinous attack on an educational centre in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of…

Human Rights Watch, October 3, 2022
Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Conflict Leaves Children without Education

Kayirgul is a bright 9-year-old elementary school student from Ak-Sai village in southern Kyrgyzstan. Her village was one of the ten impacted during violent clashes on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in mid-September. She…