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The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack provides the latest news and developments on attacks on education and efforts to protect and prevent them. Information older than three months is included in the News Archive.

We hope that all the countries in the former Yugoslavia will soon follow Serbia’s example in protecting schools, universities, students, and educators from targeted attacks.

The presence of fighters in schools disproportionately affects girls, who are especially exposed to dangers like sexual violence.

Human Rights Watch recommends that the Committee recommend that the government of Guinea endorse and implement the Safe Schools Declaration.

Schools and universities in Somalia have been used as military bases, both by AMISOM forces and the al-Shabaab militants they are fighting.

According to the UN, 1 in 3 children in Syria are out of school and 1 in 3 schools are not operating because they have been damaged, destroyed, used by military forces, or used to shelter displaced civilians.