Education in Danger Monthly News Brief, August 2019

Report
from Insecurity Insight
Published on 31 Aug 2019 View Original

Attacks on education

The section aligns with the definition of attacks on education used by the Global Coalition to Protect Education under Attack (GCPEA) in Education under Attack 2018.

Africa

Nigeria

02 August 2019: In Abuja, suspected Fulani militiamen reportedly attacked a student hostel at the University of Abuja and injured residents. Sources: Latest Alert, Nigeria Today News, New Telegraph Nigeria and Daily Post

05 August (or around) 2019: In Awka, Awka South, Anambra state, a staff member at an unspecified school was reportedly attacked by Fulani militiamen after he asked them to leave the school premises which they were attempting to use for grazing. Source: Vanguard

18 August 2019: In Ngoksar village, Plateau state, unidentified gunmen reportedly killed a secondary school official of the teacher’s union at his home. Source: Viewpoint Nigeria

Asia

Afghanistan

06 August 2019: In a statement posted online, the Taliban warned Afghan citizens to stay away from political gatherings and activities, including schools used as polling stations, threatening that they could become potential targets. The militant group wants to disrupt the election process and describes it as fraudulent. Source: The Washington Post

27 August 2019: In Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province, a bomb of unknown origin attached to a vehicle exploded and reportedly killed a university professor who was on board. Source: Al Jazeera and Pajwok Afghan News

Indonesia

17 August 2019: In Surabaya city, East Java province, Java region, Papuan students clashed with a crowd of angry local residents after the latter accused the students of throwing an Indonesian flag into a ditch. Police sent to quell the disturbance reportedly threw teargas into the dormitory of the students and arrested 43 of them. Sources: CNN and The Guardian

Myanmar

15 August 2019: In Buthidaung township, Rakhine State, a primary school teacher who was reportedly detained by the Myanmar military on 9 August was referred to the military hospital for the treatment as he was severely beaten during the interrogation. Source: Irrawaddy and Bnionline

The Philippines

15 August 2019: In Barangay Bolocboloc, Sibulan municipality, Negros Oriental province, during a series of killings in the province, a civilian was reportedly shot and stabbed dead by unidentified motorcycleriding perpetrators. The victim was a Grade 11 student and was on his way to school when the attack occurred. Source: Tempo

Europe

Ukraine

08 August 2019: In Zolote, Luhansk region, School 4 was damaged by fighting between unspecified forces. Source: Ukraine Education Cluster

05 August 2019: In Horlivka, Donetsk region, School 30 was damaged from gunfire from an unspecified origin. Source: Ukraine Education Cluster

11 August 2019: In Horlivka, Donetsk region, for the second time in August, School 30 was damaged from gunfire from an unspecified origin. Source: Ukraine Education Cluster

13 August 2019: In Zolote, Luhansk region, for the second in August, School 4 was damaged as a result of hostilities. In total this school has been damaged 13 times so far in 2019. Source: Ukraine Education Cluster

Middle East and North Africa

Syrian Arab Republic

01 August 2019: In Kafrnabel city, Idlib governorate, alleged Syrian regime warplanes reportedly fired a missile on Martyr Ahmad Alloush School, damaging its building. Source: SNHR

07 August 2019: In al Qahtaniya town, Hasaka governorate, a car bomb reportedly exploded near Khawla Bint al Azwar High School, resulting in casualties and damage to the school’s building. The perpetrators were not identified. Source: SNHR

11 August 2019: In Hass village, Idlib governorate, Syrian regime warplanes reportedly fired missiles near Saned School for Orphans, damaging its building. Source: SNHR

12 August 2019: In Mouqa village, Idlib governorate, Syrian regime helicopters reportedly dropped a barrel bomb near Mouqa Primary School, partially destroying its building. Source: SNHR

14 August 2019: In Ma’aret al Numan city, Idlib governorate, Syrian regime warplanes reportedly fired a missile on Abi al Alaa al Ma’ari High School of girls, damaging its building. Source: SNHR

15 August 2019: In Heesh village, Idlib governorate, Syrian regime helicopters reportedly dropped gas cylinders on a complex of two schools, Hussain al Ali School and Tareq Bin Ziad School, damaging their buildings. Source: SNHR

17 August 2019: In Hazarin village, Idlib governorate, alleged Syrian regime warplanes reportedly fired missiles near Basmet Amal School, damaging its building. Source: SNHR

18 August 2019: In al Qameshli city, Hasaka governorate, a car bomb reportedly exploded near al Sena’a High School for boys, damaging its building. The culprits behind the bombing were unidentified. Source: SNHR

21 August 2019: In al Bashiriya village, Idlib governorate, alleged Syrian regime warplanes reportedly fired a missile on al Bashiriya al Feefiya Primary School, partially destroying its building. Source: SNHR

24 August 2019: In al Nqayyer village, Idlib governorate, alleged Syrian regime warplanes reportedly fired missiles on Ja’far Bin Abi Taleb School, partially destroying its building. Source: SNHR 26 August 2019: In Ihsem village, Idlib governorate, alleged Russian warplanes reportedly fired missiles on Ihsem Secondary School, damaging its building. Source: SNHR

26 August 2019: In Damascus, a professor at al Qalamoun University in Deir Atteya town was reportedly arrested by Syrian regime officials and taken to an undisclosed location. Source: SNHR

31 August 2019: In Ma’ar Shamarin village, Idlib governorate, alleged Syrian regime helicopters reportedly dropped a barrel bomb on al Wehda Secondary School, partially destroying its building.
Source: SNHR

Yemen

23 August 2019: In Al-Hali, Al Hudayah governorate, the Faculty of Engineering was reportedly hit by artillery shells from an unspecified source. Source: CIMP