Conflict Keeps 279,000 Children Out of School

The United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that the Libya conflict is preventing some 279,000 children from attending school across the country.

A total of 558 schools across various regions of Libya (were) classed as nonfunctional, affecting approximately 279,000 school-age children,OCHA said in a report.

Schools had closed “due to partial or complete damage as a result of conflict and fighting,” it said.

In some cities such as Bani Walid and Benghazi, “a number of schools have become shelters for the displaced, preventing children from accessing them.

(Source: UN)

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