FROM THE FIELD: Children in warzones denied right to education

© UNICEF/Marko Kokic Kayenat, 12, feels happy to be sitting outside her school classroom as she smiles for the camera at the UNICEF-supported Zangora Community Based Education (CBE) cluster, Surkhrod District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan (10 April 2019)

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations.


Millions of children around the world are being denied a “safe place to learn”, due to ongoing conflicts according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

Conflicts in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Ukraine have led to the destruction of the physical infrastructure of many schools and the breakdown in the provision of education, but six young people from those countries have been talking about how they are keeping their dreams for the future, alive.

UNICEF has promoted the Safe Schools Declaration, a political commitment to better protect students, teachers, schools and universities during war and to allow young people to continue their education.

Read more here about the six children’s fight to get an education.

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