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An op-ed by Roméo Dallaire on on how the world is failing to protect children in conflict.

A university professor has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, in an attack police say is similar to killings of secular bloggers and atheists by suspected Islamist extremists.

Four people were killed when rockets hit the southeastern Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border on Monday, crashing into an area near a hospital and hitting a teachers' dormitory.

Schools and health facilities have come under increasing threat as violence spreads in Afghanistan, making it harder for children especially to get access to education and medical care, the United Nations reported on Monday.

The children of Yemen are bearing the brunt of a brutal conflict. The cessation of hostilities that has come into effect today is an opportunity for parties to take action to improve their protection.

In 2015, 615 schools in the country's 11 most volatile provinces had to close because of violence, according to the Education Ministry.

Government Response to Damasak Attacks Woefully Inadequate

Thousands of children in Colombia are dropping out of school because their families have fled from the affects of Latin America's longest-running conflict.

Afghanistan needs to take steps to protect children and their future by implementing the Safe Schools Declaration it signed in 2015.

Children born into Syria’s war are affected by a lack of educational opportunities, health care and recreational spaces, many of which have been damaged and destroyed by bombs, says UNICEF.