News Archive

At least eight people were killed Monday by a bomb blast at the School of Hygiene in the northern Nigeria city of Kano, with suspicion falling on the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Armed Groups Target Schools

India should carry out the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to improve protection for children affected by armed conflict...

Syrian University Students & Scholars in Lebanon (2014)

The crisis in Syria continues to have a devastating impact on professors, university students, and the education sector, not only in Syria but also in the neighboring countries that are hosting so many displaced Syrians.

Global Campaign to Finalize, Implement Protection Guidelines

Today the Norwegian government announced its commitment to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict.

BANGKOK, 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - Schools are targeted in conflicts around the world - they might represent ideas viewed as controversial, the destruction of a civilian building that is important to a community inflicts terror, and a school reduced to rubble can rob an entire generation of education.

Baghdad/Erbil, IRAQ, 8 June 2014 – UNICEF is horrified by reports from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul of multiple child casualties when a school was directly targeted by mortar fire during clashes between militants and government forces on Saturday 7 June.

Broken bodies of children. A dead mother. A wailing father.

Militants have stormed a university in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, briefly taking dozens of students and staff hostage before retreating under fire.

Local knowledge and skills are crucial in the fight to protect students, educators, and schools from attack, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in a new study released today.

ISTANBUL — About 150 Kurdish students were kidnapped last week by the radical Islamist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...

Pages