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Children at 44,000 schools returned to their classrooms today after the earthquakes that devastated parts of Mexico.
But nearly 5100 schools were destroyed or damaged - threatening the education of thousands of children. And only 1% of Mexico City's 4000 public schools were reopened because of ongoing relief efforts in the capital.
“We are deeply concerned by the substantial damage sustained by schools in the hardest-hit communities and the impact this could have for children,” said Christian Skoog, UNICEF Representative in Mexico.
With more than 20 students confirmed dead, parents could only wait in hope as rescuers searched in the rubble of the devastated school in Mexico City. Desperate parents and rescue workers pulled through rubble in a floodlit search last night for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.
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