Schools, teachers and students globally under violent attack
There was once a general belief that during war, medical facilities and institutions like schools, were considered off-limits from attack. But according to a new report by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, that conventional wisdom has faded. Diya Nijhowne, the group’s director, will detail some of the hundreds of attacks on teachers, students and buildings in the last five years alone.
PHOTO: Ibrahim Gaidam, Governor of Yobe state, left, look at bodies of students inside an ambulance outside a mosque in Damaturu, Nigeria, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Islamic militants killed 29 students in a pre-dawn attack on a northeast Nigerian school some 45 miles from the city, survivors said, setting ablaze a locked dormitory and shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows. Some were burned alive. (AP Photo)