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Isha Sesay speaks to former British PM Gordon Brown about the kidnapping of dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram.

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Gordon Brown Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; UN Special Envoy for Global Education

LONDON -- The world must wake up to an escalating tragedy now engulfing Nigeria. Today the lives of 230 teenage schoolgirls hang in the balance.

Hopelessness creeps in amid a range of peril including bombing, gunfire, arrest, torture, execution, military conscription and a growing national economic crisis.

EDUCATION is the answer for Pakistan, everyone says, and indeed they may be right.

Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok, Borno state, late last night, and ordered the hostel's teenage residents on to lorries.

PATNA: The members of CPI (Maoist), on April 9 night, had allegedly planted 36 cylinder bombs in the building of Narottampur High School under Kajra police station in Lakhisarai district.

Between 1989 and 2003, Liberia suffered two bloody civil wars. During this time, nine out of every ten schools were seriously affected, either entirely destroyed or damaged and looted.

March Sees More Teachers Killed; Investigate Security Force Abuses

(Bangkok) – Separatist insurgents in Thailand’s southern border provinces should immediately end attacks on teachers and other civilians...

Maoists, Government Forces Should Spare Schools from Fighting

Maoist insurgents and government security forces in India should respect children’s safety and right to education...

The Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, presented her Annual Report to the Human Rights Council