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One child in four victim of conflicts and natural disasters

BEIRUT (AsiaNews): A quarter of the world’s children, about 535 million in total, live in nations affected by wars or disasters, both natural and otherwise. And there are at least 357 million children involved in conflicts. This is what emerges from an investigation published in recent days by UNICEF and illustrated by its executive director Henrietta Fore, during a meeting at the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) focussing on children and armed conflicts.

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Fifty-nine million out of school

GENEVA (AsiaNews): About a third of all children in developing nations do not get the opportunity to go to school, because they must work. But what is more surprising, around the same number say their schools are not safe.

The results of a study carried out by the ChildFund Alliance on school absenteeism in 41 nations, found the highest out of school rate is in Afghanistan, where nine out of 10 children are not in the classrooms.

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