15 of the most dangerous countries to go to school
Children in conflicts, Education in emergencies, Girls' education, Safe schools, Safe Schools Declaration
Many children around the world who are just trying to get an education run the risk of being attacked, abducted or having their schools used for military purposes.
Schools are supposed to be safe places where children can learn and be with their friends.
But hundreds of attacks on schools and use of classrooms for military reasons show a “blatant disregard” for international law and children’s lives, a UN report said recently.
The Safe Schools Declaration is commitment to protect education and stop military use of schools. Theirworld and others have been campaigning for countries to sign up to it.
So far 79 have done so. But only two of the world’s most powerful countries – the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – have done so. France and the United Kingdom have shown the way and we’re calling on China, Russia and the United States to follow their lead
Here’s a look at some of the most dangerous places for children to go to school.