Violence Keeps 40 Percent of Children in Middle East and Africa Out of School

Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region. An estimated 13.7 million school age children from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Sudan are not in school, out of a total of 34 million.

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