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Education Under Fire

11.10.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

The study focuses on the impact of violence on school-age children and on educational systems in nine countries (Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and the State of Palestine).

Attacks on schools and educational facilities - sometimes deliberate - are one of the fundamental reasons why children do not go to class.

Only in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya, nearly 9,000 schools are unused. In Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, more than 700,000 Syrian children can not go to school because the national educational infrastructure is overloaded and can not carry an extra burden on students.

The fear of teachers, who sometimes leave their positions, and parents, who do not want to send their children to school for safety reasons, are other factors that have caused millions of children to be out of the classroom.

The report also mentions how this situation is contributing to increased numbers of child marriage.

The report highlights a number of initiatives - such as self-learning and expanded learning spaces - that help children to study even in the most desperate circumstances.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Unicef
  • Publishing house : Unicef
  • Publication date : 2014
  • Number of pages : 16
  • Language : English and Arabic


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