Millions Of Out-Of-School Children In Central Sahel Region At Risk Of Violence, Save The Children Warns, Urges International Community To Increase Support

Save the Children: Millions of Out-of-School Children at Increased Risk of Violence — Save the Children
“Millions of children in the central Sahel region who are out of school due to conflict, recent flooding, and COVID-19, are at a higher risk of falling victim to violence, Save the Children warned [Monday]. Children in areas in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger face a daily risk of kidnappings, killing, maiming, and recruitment by armed groups, the charity said. … Save the Children reminds the governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger that they have signed up to the Safe Schools Declaration, committing themselves to protect and enable children to continue their education even during armed conflicts. However, as local budgets are not sufficient, the international community needs to step up to support the millions of children who are trapped by armed conflict and are seeing their right to education violated…” (10/19).

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