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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…

UNICEF, September 30, 2022
UNICEF statement on attack on Kaaj Educational Center, Dasht-e-Barchi, West Kabul, Afghanistan

KABUL, 30 September 2022 – “UNICEF is appalled by the horrific attack, early this morning, inside the Kaaj Educational Center in the Dasht-e-Barchi district of West Kabul, Afghanistan. This heinous act…

UNICEF, September 30, 2022
UNICEF condemns attack on school in Koya, Kurdistan Region of Iraq and calls on all parties to respect the Safe Schools Declaration

BAGHDAD, 28 September 2022- “UNICEF abhors and condemns the attack which impacted a school today in a refugee settlement in Koya, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  “At least two children…

Daily Trust, September 15, 2022
International Day to Protect Education: Why States Must Implement Safe Schools Declaration

“It is better to stay alive at home than to be in the hands of the terrorists while seeking education,” said Maryam Wavi, one of the survivors of the over…

UN Chronicle, September 15, 2022
Let’s Recommit to Protecting Students, Educators, and Schools from Attack

On 8 May 2021, a barbaric attack targeting students at the Sayed ul-Shuhada high school in Afghanistan killed 85 people, 42 of them girls, and injured more than 200. Zakia,…

Al Jazeera, September 15, 2022
Ms. Maleiha Malik Al Jazeera Interview

Ms. Maleiha Malik, Executive Director, Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) a project of Education Above All (EAA) interview with Al Jazeera in commemoration of the International Day to…

Education Cannot Wait (ECW), September 12, 2022
We Must Unite to Protect Education From Attack

Statement by ECW Director Yasmine Sherif Statement on International Day to Protect Education from Attack – 9 September 2022 Schools, students and teachers continue to be targeted and attacked in…

Inter Press Service, June 1, 2022
Ukraine Points Up the Threat to Education During War

Over 1,800 schools and universities have been damaged or destroyed since Russia’s invasion on February 24, according to Ukraine’s Education Ministry. Credit: UNICEF NEW YORK, Jun 1 2022 (IPS) – Conflict…

Save the Children, May 11, 2022
Save the Children condemns school attack in Ukraine

DNIPRO, 9 MAY 2022 – Save the Children strongly condemns the reported bombing of a school in Luhansk, Ukraine, believed to be sheltering 90 civilians, including children in its bunker. While…

Human Rights Watch, March 18, 2022
Ukraine: Deadly Attacks Kill, Injure Civilians, Destroy Homes

(Lviv) – More than 450 civilians were reportedly killed or injured in the first 11 days of the war, in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, as a result of Russian airstrikes and artillery shelling…

GCPEA, March 10, 2022
Statement by GCPEA Executive Director, Diya Nijhowne, on Attacks on Education in Ukraine

A kindergarten damaged by shelling in Stanytsia Luhanska, in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, February 17, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (New York, March 9, 2022) – Over 210 educational facilities have been damaged…

Amnesty International, March 2, 2022
Ukraine: Cluster munitions kill child and two other civilians taking shelter at a preschool

A preschool in north-eastern Ukraine was hit on the morning of 25 February with widely-banned cluster munitions while civilians took shelter inside, killing three of them, including a child, and…

Voice of America, February 28, 2022
Cameroon Separatists Abduct Teachers at School for Disabled

A still from a video posted by ADF, a military group fighting for Ambazonia, a self-declared independent state in Cameroon, that purports to show abducted teachers VOA has no independent…

Voice of America, February 28, 2022
Cameroon Separatists Torch Girls-Only School Dorm for Preparing for National Youth Day Activities

Mamfe, Cameroon The Roman Catholic Church in Cameroon says armed men Friday torched a renowned girls’ school dormitory in Mamfe, an English-speaking southwestern town. English-speaking separatists have claimed responsibility, saying…

Save the Children, February 28, 2022
UKRAINE: Attacks on schools in Ukraine endangering children’s lives and futures

Interviews with spokespeople available. Link to images here (Credit: Amnon Gutman/ Save the Children) and Audio – Eva* here and Anna here. KYIV, 27 February 2022 – Attacks on schools in Ukraine are endangering the lives…

Human Rights Watch, February 25, 2022
Ukraine: Shelling Residential Areas Puts Civilians at Risk

Damage from the shelling of a kindergarten in the settlement of Stanytsia Luhanska, Ukraine, February 17, 2022. © 2022 Anton Skyba for Human Rights Watch The shelling of a school, a…

UNETCHAC, November 2, 2021
A concert on the theme “Safe Schools for Children in Armed Conflict” organized with CPM Music Institute, Milan.

Rome / Abuja, 25 October 2021 – “I am happy to present this initiative; music is truly a powerful tool for conveying fundamental messages in a universal language; it also represents…

Daily Trust Nigeria, November 1, 2021
What’s Next For Nigeria’s International Safe Schools Agenda?

Op-ed by Diya Nijhowne, Executive Director of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack The Safe Schools Conference, which the Nigerian government hosted both in Abuja and virtually to…

Save the Children, October 27, 2021
Safe Schools Conference: 300 children call on world leaders to protect schools from attack

Children are making a series of demands to world leaders, including requesting they deny armies access to schools, and ensuring paths to schools are free of mines and explosives, in a Children’s Manifesto launched today.   The Children’s Manifesto, authored by 300 children across…