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Protéger l'éducation dans les zones de conflit

DOHA, LONDRES – Dans les zones de conflit, les enfants sont souvent les premières victimes de la violence. Le mois dernier, des attaques aériennes répétées sur un complexe scolaire à Idlib en Syrie, ont tué au moins 22 enfants. Pendant des mois, des enfants de la ville syrienne assiégée d'Alep n'ont eu aucun moyen d'échapper à des bombardements constants. Comme le New York Times l'a constaté en septembre, « ils ne peuvent pas jouer, dormir ou aller à l'école. De plus en plus, ils ne peuvent pas manger. »

Juste quelques semaines avant cet article, une bombe a explosé à l'extérieur d'une école dans le Sud de la Thaïlande, à l'heure où les parents venaient déposer leurs enfants. L'explosion a tué instantanément un père et sa fille de quatre ans et a blessé dix autres personnes. Brad Adams de Human Rights Watcha décrit l'attentat comme un acte « d'une brutalité incompréhensible. » « Appeler cela un crime de guerre ne traduit pas tout à fait les dommages causés à la victime, ou l'impact de telles attaques sur les enfants dans la région. »

À peine quelques semaines avant le bombardement en Thaïlande, le 13 août, les raids aériens sur une école dans le Nord-Ouest du Yémen dans la région de Saada ont tué 10 enfants et en ont blessé 30 autres.

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