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According to a report released this week by the United Nations independent commission of inquiry for Syria, more than 2.8 million children in Syria are out of school because of the occupation of their schools by government armed forces or irregular armed groups, or the destruction and general insecurity of their schools.

A bomb exploded as a group of officers escorted teachers to a school in the Kokpo district of Pattani, killing a 28-year-old female and injuring another and a policeman.

Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

The Council will discuss the UN Secretary-General annual report on children and armed conflict during a debate on 8 September 2014 hosted by the United States. Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict urges the Security Council to commit to the following actions.

Nearly half a million children in Gaza will not be able to return to primary and secondary schools on Sunday as the new academic year starts, UNESCO, Save the Children and UNICEF said today.

No fewer than 13 female Police trainees, and 22 male counterparts have been confirmed missing, after gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, launched a deadly attack on Nigeria Police Force Training School...