Education Under Attack 2020

Published by
Global Coalition to Protection Education from Attack (GCPEA)
Attacks on Education - Protecting Education from Attack

GCPEA compiled over 11,000 reports of attacks on education or military use of educational facilities globally between 2015 and 2019. These incidents harmed over 22,000 students, teachers, and education personnel. Education under Attack 2018 documented 12,700 attacks on education between 2013 and 2017. While the overall number of reported attacks has fallen in the 2015-2019 period, Education under Attack 2020 details how attacks have emerged in new geographic regions and increased in others since the last report.

Education under Attack 2020 documents attacks on education in situations of armed conflict and insecurity between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2019. Each of the 37 countries profiled in Education under Attack 2020 experienced at least ten reported attacks on education or military use of educational facilities in 2017 and 2018, the first two years of the period covered. In addition, the Global Overview and Executive Summary sections analyze trends over the five-year period between 2015 and 2019, to facilitate comparisons with the five-year period included in Education under Attack 2018.

Further information, including country profiles, can be found here.

Full Report (12.06 MB)
Executive Summary (3.01 MB)
Recommendations (88.86 KB)