28.5 Million Conflict-Hit Children Denied Education: UN
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28.5 Million Conflict-Hit Children Denied Education: UN

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United Nations: A total of 28.5 million children in conflict-plagued countries are being denied an education, leaders from governments and international organisations said at the UN General Assembly here.
"We must make an intentional and deliberate turn from past policy responses to humanitarian crises where education has typically been underfunded," Xinhua cited Gordon Brown, the United Nations special envoy for Global Education, as saying Monday at a meeting of "Education Cannot Wait".
"Today, with nearly one million Syrian refugee children, we have the opportunity to take immediate action and demonstrate that we can not only prioritise, but deliver on the promise of education for all."
More than half of the world's 57 million primary-school-age children who are out of school live in countries scarred by war and conflict, compared to 42 percent in 2008.
Conflicts, fighting and displacement in Syria, the Central African Republic, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, have largely contributed to this increase, according to Save the Children.
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Source: IANS
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1: First educate parents, that too mother, again, all wanted bear first child should be given all facility to become learn write and read.Right to education will become automatically comes to effect.
Posted by:keerthikumar - 25 Sep, 2013