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El Pais, September 14, 2021
Education under Attack in Afghanistan

Weeks before the Taliban seized the Afghan city of Ghazni in August, local media reported that fighters burned down a girls’ school in the town. Sadly, this was not an…

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International Parliamentary Network for Education, September 9, 2021
MPs commit to take urgent action to protect education from attack

On the Second UN International Day to Protect Education from Attack, September 9, 2021, members of the International Parliamentary Network for Education have pledged to redouble their efforts to protect…

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Qantara, August 13, 2021
Two jihadists jailed 20 years for Burkina school attack

Two jihadists received 20-year jail sentences on Tuesday for a 2018 attack on a school in northern Burkina Faso following a trial held under tight security. Aged 38 and 29, the men,…

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Bellingcat, July 20, 2021
How Schoolchildren Became Pawns in Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

It was midday on 24 October last year when a group of men on motorcycles wielding machetes and firearms arrived outside Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy in the Cameroonian town…

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Human Rights Watch, June 24, 2021
UN Head Urges India to Join Safe Schools Declaration

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently called on India to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, an intergovernmental political commitment to take common-sense measures to make it less likely that students, teachers, and schools…

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BBC, June 23, 2021
Myanmar army clashes with anti-junta militia in major city

The army in Myanmar’s second city, Mandalay, has clashed with a local militia opposed to February’s military coup. The clashes are the first time the People’s Defense Forces (PDF) have…

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Save the Children, June 11, 2021
MYANMAR: MORE THAN 100 ATTACKS ON SCHOOLS IN MAY

Myanmar saw 103 schools and other education facilities attacked and often damaged by explosives in May this year alone, new data from Save the Children reveals, as armed forces continue…

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Transit Magazine, May 29, 2021
A Bright Spot in a Year of Gloomy News on Education

Marika Tsolakis and Jerome MarstonSenior Researchers, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack May 29th is the sixth anniversary of the Safe Schools Declaration, an international political commitment Norway co-led…

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Save the Children, May 18, 2021
YEMEN: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN DENIED ACCESS TO EDUCATION AFTER A SINGLE MONTH OF ATTACKS ON SCHOOLS

Five attacks on schools in Yemen in March of this year have left an estimated 30,600 children[i] without access to education, further exacerbating an education crisis in the country, according to data…

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United Nations Security Council, May 13, 2021
Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Zhang Jun (China): The members of the Security…

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BBC News, April 22, 2021
Nigeria kidnappings: ‘I’m afraid to return to school’

More than 800 students have been abducted from their schools in northern Nigeria since December. Watch the video here

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Save the Children, March 19, 2021
OCCUPATION OF SCHOOLS BY SECURITY FORCES IN MYANMAR IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

Joint Statement of Save the Children, UNESCO and UNICEF. The occupation of education facilities across Myanmar by security forces is a serious violation of children’s rights. It will exacerbate the…

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UNICEF, March 2, 2021
Statement from UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter Hawkins on the release of abducted schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara State, Nigeria

ABUJA, 2 March 2021 – “We are relieved at the news of the reported release of over 200 students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School Jangebe in Zamfara State, north-west Nigeria,…

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CNN, March 2, 2021
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls released days after kidnapping

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Hundreds of schoolgirls that were kidnapped at gunpoint from their boarding school in Nigeria have been released, authorities said.The girls were abducted on Friday by armed men who raided…

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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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