This current edition on Education under Attack examines the threatened or actual use of force against students, teachers, education personnel, or educational facilities and materials. The report, which tracks attacks on education and the military use of schools and universities across the globe, shows that between 2013 and 2017, attacks on education and military use of schools and universities killed or injured thousands of students and educators and damaged or destroyed hundreds of schools and higher education facilities.
Each of the 28 countries profiled in this report experienced at least 20 attacks on education between 2013 and 2017, the period covered by the current study: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen.
Each country profile includes information on six categories of attacks on education, as relevant:
- Physical attacks or threats of attacks on schools
- Physical attacks or threats directed at students, teachers, and other education personnel
- Military use of schools and universities
- Child recruitment at, or en route to or from, school or university
- Sexual violence by armed parties at, or en route to or from, school or university
- Attacks on higher education