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When government security forces’ use of school affects children’s access to education, they may be violating the children’s right to education guaranteed under international human rights law.

Pakistan has seen most attacks against educational targets and highest number of fatalities than any other country in the world.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced alarm at reports of deadly attacks on Syrian schools and hospitals.

Up to 50 people were killed in missile attacks on at least four hospitals and a school in rebel-held areas of northern Syria on Monday.

In the report, the Special Representative expressed her deep concern at the increasing number of attacks on schools, as well as military use of schools, in countries affected by war.

Amid Russian air raids and the advance of pro-Assad forces, some students persist in going to class.

The widespread destruction of schools and infrastructure in the Saudi-led bombardment of the country is further encouraging more children to pick up guns and fight.

Leila Zerrougui on the destruction and occupation of schools during warfare, writing as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary, said to have blocked attempts to get Britain to lead way on preventing killing of children

Charities are hoping to break the cycle that means teachers and children have to risk their lives for education.

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