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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.

A growing number of children living in humanitarian crises and long-term conflicts are unable to claim their right to education, with schools either inaccessible or unsafe.

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), held its 597th meeting on 10 May 2016, which was dedicated to an open session on the theme: “Children in Armed Conflicts in Africa with particular focus on protecting schools from attacks during armed conflict”

A true commitment to protecting schools from attacks and preventing their use for military purposes requires political will and action on the ground.

One Year On, More Support and Action Needed

By joining the Safe Schools Declaration, countries make concrete political commitments to protect students, teachers, and educational facilities during times of armed conflict.

While the movement of people from war-torn countries will inevitably affect the immediate ability of children to continue their education, a "growing number" of attacks on schools is adding to the problem.