UN Special Envoy plea for Gaza schools
Children in conflicts, Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown has called for financial support to help rebuild the destroyed schools of Gaza and ensure children can go to school.
The UN Special Envoy for Global Education was speaking as it was revealed that more than 200 schools have been wiped out in air strikes and tens of thousands of children are now being forced to live inside classrooms, their family homes in ruins.
Children were due back for a new term today but the system has been thrown into chaos.
Mr Brown said: “For millions of children around the world a new school year is beginning but for thousands of children in Gaza, there is simply no school to go to.
“These schools must be rebuilt and quickly. No child of conflict should be deprived of their education.”