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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

BBC Africa, September 11, 2020
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…