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The worsening civil strife in Syria is taking a heavy toll on academics, prompting a scramble by international organizations to help.

Education Above All (EAA) is pleased to announce the release of the following publication: Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook.

DAMASCUS, Syria — At one Syrian school, in the Damascus suburbs, students were so scarce this week that teachers spent most of the last few days sitting around and drinking tea.

Armed Occupations in Capital During and After Uprising Harm Education

(Beirut) – Government forces and other armed groups deployed in schools in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, during the 2011-2012 uprising, putting students at risk and undermining education. The uprising ended the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

WADI KHALED, Lebanon — Since the start of the uprising in March last year, tens of thousands of Syria children have arrived as refugees in northern and western Lebanon, near the Syrian border.

Two people were killed and five were injured in an attack on a group of Shia students and teachers in Sampang, East Java, on Sunday.

CHIANG MAI, 20 August 2012 (IRIN) - Two ethnic groups in Myanmar recently became the first rebel fighters to sign a “deed commitment” with Swiss-based rights group Geneva Call, pledging to eliminate underage soldiers and protect children in armed conflict.

A new study by Morten Sigsgaard has been published by Education Above All (EAA), entitled ‘Conflict-Sensitive Education Policy: a Preliminary Review.’ The study was prepared in consultation with the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Working Group on Education and Fragility, contributing to its on-going work on conflict-sensitivity.

The UN in Nepal has condemned an increasing number of attacks on schools by youth activists which it says has put the lives of children in danger.

A 10-year-old boy has died after a rocket was fired at a school in the Nigerian city of Jos but missed and hit a nearby building, officials say.