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16 Jan 2018 description
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More than 60 schools were damaged or had to close in 2017 because of the fighting, say humanitarian groups working in the Eastern European country.

While conflicts in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa make global headlines, ongoing violence in Europe almost goes unnoticed.

Fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists began in 2014. More than 1.5 million people have been displaced and attacks on schools continue to disrupt education for thousands of children and youth.

30 Aug 2017 description
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A truce meant to safeguard students returning to classrooms has already been broken - in an area where 200,000 children already need trauma support.

Children are set to go back to school this week in war-torn Ukraine - but a ceasefire supposed to keep them safe has already been broken.

Both sides had agreed to call a halt to violence on August 25 - ahead of the new school year starting on September 1.

23 May 2017 description
report Theirworld

To mark the anniversary of the Education Cannot Wait fund being launched, the Syrian teenager has sent a powerful message to children affected by humanitarian emergencies.

Around the world, more than 75 million children are being denied an education because of humanitarian emergencies.

Conflicts, natural disasters and health crises have seen them forced out of school, at risk of dropping out or receiving poor-quality education.

17 Mar 2016 description
report Theirworld

Urgent action needed for 80m children whose education has been hit by emergencies

The number of children whose education has been disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters has increased to 80 million.

The shocking statistic for 2015 is revealed in an education in emergencies "scorecard" published today by A World at School, which calls for urgent action from world leaders.

There have been a record number of children affected by crises - including attacks on education, wars, natural disasters and health alerts such as Ebola.