For the millions of children who have had to flee their homes within Syria and in neighbouring countries, displacement has put those with existing disabilities closer to risks like road traffic, rivers and unexploded remnants of war.
UNHCR's “Her Turn” report reveals that refugee girls at secondary level are only half as likely to enroll in school as their male peers, even though girls make up half the school-age refugee population.
Over the last eight months, victims of the Syrian conflict have suffered greatly as violence countrywide re-escalated to new heights, according to the latest report by the UN-mandated Commission of Inquiry.
Many schools are deserted in abandoned towns and villages around the country. Nearly 19,000 children have been recruited by armed groups, the UN said, although several hundred were released last month.
Attacks on schools continue to be documented regularly in northeast Nigeria and it is estimated that almost 1,400 of these institutions have been destroyed since the beginning of the insurgency in 2009.