Fighting in and around Tripoli shuts 210 schools, depriving over 115,000 children of their education
The recent escalation of violence in and around Tripoli has taken a devastating toll on children’s education, with five schools destroyed and 210 schools shuttered, pushing over 115, 000 children out of school in the Ain-Zara, Abu Salim and Soug al Juma’aa areas. On 3 January, four schools came under attack in the Soug al Jum’aa locality, east of Tripoli, causing extensive damage and affecting nearly 3,000 students.
UNICEF’s New Year appeal for Syria: Cease fighting in the northwest and end the nine-year war
As a new year begins and the war in Syria approaches its tenth year, the situation for many children – especially in the northwest of the country – remains dire. “New Year’s Day is supposed to be a day of hope and a time to look forward to the year ahead. For families in Syria, any hope is all too often extinguished by heart-breaking violence.
2019 concludes a ‘deadly decade’ for children in conflict, with more than 170,000 grave violations verified since 2010
Children continue to pay a deadly price as conflicts rage around the world, UNICEF said today. Since the start of the decade, the United Nations has verified more than 170,000 grave violations against children in conflict – the equivalent of more than 45 violations every day for the last 10 years.