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NEW YORK, 19 August 2015 - Last night, 13 educators and four of their children paid a most terrible price in the continuing conflict in Yemen – killed in an airstrike on a teachers’ office in Amran, just north of Sana’a. Twenty people, including one child, were injured. The latest casualties inflicted by all sides.

Borno State authorities set up a panel of 13 experts assigned to reopen schools closed for over a year due to violence and attacks by Boko Haram.

More than 1,500 schools have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the conflict in Iraq's troubled Anbar province alone, a spokesman said Monday.

Eighty-years ago today, the United States became the first country to ratify the international treaty commonly known as the Roerich Pact.

Prime Minister of Yemen Khaled Bahah announced last January that 2015 would be the year of education in Yemen. Unfortunately, 2015 has become a year of conflict.

Suspected militants blew up a government boys primary school in Nawagai tehsil bordering Afghanistan on Sunday, officials and local people told Dawn.

In a statement delivered in Geneva today, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the support of her Office for the recently completed Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines, which aim to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict.

Child Recruitment and Marriage; Attacks on Education

Large numbers of children from war-torn countries, often traveling alone, are fleeing abuses in their home countries to seek safety in the European Union, Human Rights Watch said today.

Higher education communities worldwide have endured hundreds of attacks in the past four years, a barrage of persecution and violence that threatens academic freedom and scientific progress in Asia, Africa and elsewhere, according to a report released Tuesday.

The outgoing UNICEF representative in Burundi says this past week's attack on a school in the capital, Bujumbura, is a senseless tragedy.

On his last day of service, Johannes Wedenig told VOA Saturday the grenade attack on the Day of the African Child school, which wounded a 15-year-old boy, "is a deplorable assault on a place that should always be safe for every child."