Education

Monday 16 July 2018

Save the Children alarmed by record number of civilian deaths and attacks on education in Afghanistan

Almost 1,700 civilians were killed by conflict in Afghanistan in the first half of 2018 – the highest number for this period in any of the past 10 years – according to new UN data released yesterday.

The quarterly civilian casualty figures from the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) also revealed that for the third year in a row, more than 5,000 civilians were killed or injured between January and June. Among these, 363 children were killed and 992 were injured, a 15 percent reduction from the same period last year.

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Friday 6 July 2018

SAVE THE CHILDREN STATEMENT ON PAUSED DEMOLITION OF AL KHAN AL AHMAR SCHOOL

Following the announcement of a pause on the demolition of the village of al Khan al Ahmar, Jennifer Moorehead, Save the Children’s Country Director in the occupied Palestinian territory, said:

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Wednesday 4 July 2018

Education under threat as Al Khan Al Ahmar School set to be destroyed in the West Bank

July 4 – More than 170 children in the Khan Al Ahmar community in the West Bank are expecting to see their school demolishedimminently after bulldozers moved into the village today, sparking protests in which more than 30 people were reportedly injured.

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Monday 2 July 2018

Almost three in four Rohingya children out of school and at risk of becoming a lost generation, warns Save the Children

Save the Children is calling for an urgent and significant scale up of education programming for Rohingya children living in Bangladesh’s overcrowded refugee camps, ahead of the UN leadership’s most high-profile visit to Cox’s Bazar to date.

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Thursday 28 June 2018

Yemen: Save the Children statement on UN secretary-general’s children & armed conflict report

Save the Children is disappointed that the Saudi- and Emirati-led Coalition fighting in Yemen has been exonerated for attacks on schools and hospitals in this year’s Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) Report by the UN Secretary-General. This is despite at least 19 verified aerial attacks on schools and five verified attacks on hospitals/health centres attributed to the Coalition in 2017.

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