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A liberal religious scholar and professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Karachi was shot dead today by unknown assailants.

New report from Save the Children - Future under threat: The impact of the education crisis on Syria's children - finds that the country’s schools are increasingly being damaged and destroyed in the conflict.

Gunmen stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded 35, police said.

The morning roll call will be a particularly morbid affair on the first day of school in Gaza this Sunday. Hundreds of students, killed in the recent fighting, will be forever marked absent.

45 People, Including 17 Children, Killed in 3 Attacks

Three Israeli attacks that damaged Gaza schools housing displaced people caused numerous civilian casualties in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today.

A dilapidated government school in Bihar has been attacked by Naxals each time security forces used the school as a camp during elections.

Suspected militants blew up a government girls’ primary school in the border area in Nawagai tehsil early on Monday, officials and local people said.

Be it in Iraq, Syria or Gaza, too many children are being brutalised by conflict

If the abiding image of the summer of 2014 will be the knives of hooded Isis executioners pointed at the necks of innocent victims, the abiding legacy is the torment of two million newly displaced children trapped in conflict zones, in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Central African Republic and South Sudan.

New York, 08 September – The multiplication of crises affecting children since the beginning of 2014 create unprecedented challenges that overshadow progress accomplished to protect them from the impact of war.

Critical shortage of funds further hampers efforts to keep children learning

Almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict affected countries - approximately half of all children out of school worldwide. Schools have been targeted and millions of displaced children have been forced from their homes and studies.