Nigeria conflict forces more than 1 million children from school
Violence and attacks against civilian populations in northeastern Nigeria and its neighboring countries have forced more than 1 million children out of school. Across Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, over 2,000 schools remain closed due to the conflict – some of them for more than a year – and hundreds have been attacked, looted or set on fire.
“The challenge we face is to keep children safe without interrupting their schooling. Schools have been targets of attack, so children are scared to go back to the classroom; yet the longer they stay out of school, the greater the risks of being abused, abducted and recruited by armed groups.”
UNICEF

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