Education Cannot Wait Director Yasmine Sherif Calls for the Protection of Children and Adolescents, Schools, and School Personnel in the Face of Escalating Crisis in Ukraine

Education Cannot Wait
Protecting Education from Attack
Human Rights and Children's Rights

The escalating conflict and ongoing military actions in Ukraine are putting children and adolescents at grave risk.

The crisis is threatening the lives and wellbeing of an estimated 7.5 million girls and boys across the country, including potential profound disruptions to their education.

We call for a strict adherence to International Humanitarian Law for civilians to be protected from harm. In particular, students, schools, and education personnel must be protected from attacks, and education facilities must be protected from military use, in line with the Safe Schools Declaration.