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The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack provides the latest news and developments on attacks on education and efforts to protect and prevent them. Information older than three months is included in the News Archive.

By Diya Nijhowne, Director of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

Schools, universities, educators and students are not just being caught in the cross-fire – they are being deliberately targeted as a tactic of war.

The six attackers, all of whom were wearing suicide vests, launched Sunday's attack from a school building near General Abdul Razeq's house in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province, but were shot before they could enter the residence, Zia Durani, provincial police spokesman, said.

"That is why the pleas of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, which has consistently campaigned for new rules that preserve a child’s right to education during armed conflict, must now be taken seriously and enforced by the international community." By Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister and Chancellor, and UN Special Envoy for Global Education

“With 120 schools affected since the start of the emergency, I urge all countries to adopt and implement the Lucens Guidelines to prevent the military use of schools in conflict areas"

Five people were injured when a United Nations school serving as a shelter was hit by Israeli fire Wednesday in Gaza, the second time in three days that a U.N. school reportedly took a direct hit from Israeli rounds.