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UN News, February 26, 2021
Condemnation over new attack on Nigeria school, ‘more than 300’ girls missing

© UNICEF/Apochi OwoichoA young girl writes on a chalkboard at a primary school in Nigeria. The UNICEF representative in the country, Peter Hawkins, urged the assailants to let the teenagers go immediately, after the latest in a recent…

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Premium Times, February 26, 2021
Zamfara govt confirms abduction of schoolgirls

The Zamfara State Government has confirmed the abduction of schoolgirls from a secondary school in the state. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack by armed men on the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata…

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Human Rights Watch, February 26, 2021
Troubling Raid on Philippine Indigenous School

On Monday, police in the central Philippine city of Cebu raided a temporary school for displaced Indigenous children and detained 26 people, including 19 children. Police allege the school was training children as “armed…

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Europa Press, February 23, 2021
La AECID formará a fuerzas de seguridad de países en conflicto para proteger las escuelas

Más de 70 miembros de las fuerzas de seguridad y responsables de educación de 20 países participarán a partir de este miércoles en el seminario internacional organizado por la Agencia…

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The New York Times, December 18, 2020
An Agonizing Wait After Nigeria Abductions, Then a Flood of Relief

The seizure of more than 300 boys brought immediate comparisons to the 2014 kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls. But an anguishing six days later, a state governor said the boys…

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Save the Children, December 17, 2020
SAVE THE CHILDREN – ‘SCHOOL TURNED INTO NIGHTMARE AFTER ATTACK IN NIGERIA’

Following reports of hundreds of children missing after a school in Nigeria’s northwestern Katsina state was attacked, Save the Children has released the following statement. Shannon Ward, Save the Children’s…

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Al Jazeera, December 14, 2020
Over 300 schoolboys still missing after Nigeria school attack

More than 300 schoolboys are still missing after gunmen attacked a secondary school in Kankara, a town in Nigeria’s northwestern Katsina state, authorities said. Attackers on motorcycles stormed the all-boys…

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UN, December 14, 2020
UN chief calls for immediate release of abducted children in Nigeria

More than three hundred children are reported to be still missing, with many feared abducted, after armed gunmen stormed the all boys Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina state,…

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UNICEF, December 14, 2020
Statement by UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa Marie-Pierre Poirier on school attack in north-western Nigeria

DAKAR, 13 December 2020 – “On Friday evening, armed men attacked the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, northwest Nigeria. According to unconfirmed reports, hundreds of students are still unaccounted for. “UNICEF condemns…

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Human Rights Watch, December 14, 2020
Armenia: Unlawful Rocket, Missile Strikes on Azerbaijan

(Berlin) – Armenian military forces carried out unlawfully indiscriminate rocket and missile strikes on Azerbaijan during the hostilities from September to November 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. During on-site investigations in Azerbaijan in…

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Human Rights Watch, December 11, 2020
Azerbaijan: Unlawful Strikes in Nagorno-Karabakh

Impact crater in a residential neighborhood in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh on Sasountsi David Street from an attack by Azerbaijan aircraft on October 4, 2020. © 2020 Human Rights Watch Azerbaijani forces carried out…

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Human Rights Watch, November 4, 2020
Cameroon: Gunmen Massacre School Children

Gunmen stormed a private school in Cameroon’s Anglophone South-West region on October 24, 2020, killing 7 children and injuring at least 13 others. Cameroonian authorities, with technical support and forensics expertise…

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Al Jazeera, November 2, 2020
At least 19 killed after gunmen storm Kabul University

At least 19 people were killed and 22 wounded Monday when militants stormed Afghanistan’s biggest university in an attack that ended only after hours of fighting with security forces, officials…

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UN, October 27, 2020
Pakistan: Schools ‘must never be targeted’, UNICEF says after deadly blast

A deadly bombing that killed at least seven people at a religious school in Pakistan on Tuesday, has been strongly condemned by the Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Click to read the…

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Reuters, October 26, 2020
Seventh child dies as Cameroon reels from shooting attack on school

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Human Rights Watch, October 26, 2020
Afghanistan School Bombing Targets Minority Community

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UNESCO, October 13, 2020
Situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone UNESCO statement

In line with the statement of the United Nations Secretary-General on 5 October 2020, UNESCO expresses its grave concern with the continuing escalation of violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, which is…

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Just Security, October 7, 2020
How the UN Security Council Can Protect Education in Armed Conflict

A few weeks ago, I sat in the United Nations Security Council chamber listening to Hadiza, a secondary school student in Niger and a youth ambassador for Save the Children, describe the perils she faces just to…

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International Parliamentary Network for Education, September 23, 2020
First International Day Draws Attention to Attacks on Education

September 9th 2020, marked the first United Nations International Day to Protect Education from Attack.  The day draws attention to attacks on schools and universities, their students and staff.  With…

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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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