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Alarming Increase in Attacks on Education Worldwide

Ukraine War, Other Major Conflicts Accounted for Much of the Increase

More than 3,000 attacks on education were identified in 2022, a 17 percent increase over the previous year, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) reported in a data release today.

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The data were released ahead of the fourth United Nations International Day to Protect Education from Attack, on September 9, 2023.

Almost one-third of all attacks took place in just three countries:

Ukraine, Myanmar, and Burkina Faso, with the war in Ukraine accounting for the majority.

According to GCPEA, more than…

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