Child in Aleppo Karam Al-Masri/Stringer

Jak chránit vzdělávání v konfliktních zónách

DAUHÁ, LONDÝN – V konfliktních zónách násilí často nejtvrději dopadá na děti. Opakované letecké útoky na objekt školy v syrském Idlibu si minulý měsíc vyžádaly životy přinejmenším 22 dětí a v obléhaném syrském městě Aleppo nemají děti už několik měsíců jak uniknout téměř nepřetržitému bombardování. Jak v září napsal deník New York Times: „Nemohou si hrát, spát ani chodit do školy. A stále častěji se nemohou ani najíst.“

Jen pár týdnů před touto reportáží vybuchla bomba před školou v jižním Thajsku právě ve chvíli, kdy sem rodiče přiváděli děti. Exploze na místě zabila otce a jeho čtyřletou dceru a zranila dalších deset lidí. Brad Adams z organizace Human Rights Watch označil pumový útok za akt „nevýslovné brutality“: „Ani když ho prohlásíme za válečný zločin, nevystihneme plně škody napáchané na obětech ani dalekosáhlé důsledky podobných útoků na děti v regionu.“

A 13. srpna, pouhých pár týdnů před útokem v Thajsku, zabily letecké údery na školu v provincii Saʼada na severozápadě Jemenu deset dětí a dalších 30 školáků zranily.

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