Attacks on schools during conflict on the increase

Radhika Coomaraswamy

An increasing number of schools and hospitals are being attacked in countries where there is conflict, according to a new UN report. The annual report on Children and Armed Conflict, is recommending that the Security Council agree to add the groups that target schools to its “list of shame”. It already includes groups that recruit or use child soldiers, kill or maim children or commit acts of sexual violence against them. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, told Julia Paul that schools are attacked for many reasons:

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