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Post by @CubanWindow  WIF: Latin Press + UNICEF

Children are like small and restless philosophers, with an enviable ability to be happy with very little and return affection multiplied by 100.

But depend from the actions of adults in favor of educational development that allows them to grow as social beings behaving with the future of their communities.

It is heartbreaking to know that the alarming number of 25 million children aged between six and 15 years do not receive any  education, unable to attend classrooms in 22 countries affected by internal or imported conflicts according to reports the United Nations Fund for Childhood (Unicef).

According to the report:

  • Primary school, South Sudan has the highest rate of small children without access to the education system, with 72%, followed by Chad 50% and Afghanistan 46%.
  • Secondary education, the worst situation is Niger, with 68%, South Sudan 60% and Central African Republic 55%.

Displaced children (1) also suffer as a result of violence, sexual abuse and forced labor.

Generally they are separated from their relatives and very few sail with the luck of being adopted by relatives who barely can supply their basic necessities, renegades to the poverty.

They are the best rapporteurs, read here:

“The only school I could go to was a Daesh school”  “And they just wanted to teach us how to use the weapons” “But I did not want to learn that. I do not want to use guns, I do not like guns. ” Haitham (Irak), 12 years old she had not gone to school for nearly two years. 

(1) Unlike refugees, internally displaced children do not cross the international borders of a state, but are relocated within the borders of their nation. This represents 2/3 of the total number of displaced children. / HUMANIUM 

 

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