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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.

NATO should press the Afghan government to curtail abuses by its security forces, including the military’s misuse of schools, attacks on healthcare facilities, and recruitment of children.

Margaret Sinclair and Diya Nijhowne participated in a webcast hosted by USAID ECCN featuring the work of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

As Slovakia takes over the presidency of the Council of the EU next week, its endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration would be timely for Slovakia to lead and influence other member states to join.

Nearly one in five schools is out of use due to conflict and almost 3.5 million children of school-age are missing out on an education.

ALEPPO, SYRIA – Adnan was in fifth grade when an airstrike destroyed the government-run school he attended in Aleppo city. He survived, but his education was put on hold. It was 2013, and for the next three years, schools in Aleppo would be frequently targeted by Syrian government airstrikes or hit by opposition fire. Education became a risk that Adnan could no longer take. Today, Adnan attends a makeshift school in a secluded, bombed-out residence – but he’s only in sixth grade.

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