Education Under Attack in Syria
More than half of all attacks on schools in the last four years have occurred in Syria, according to analysis by Save the Children. Between 2011 and the end of 2014, the UN Secretary General reported 8,428 attacks on schools in 25 countries, with 52% of these reported to have taken place in Syria. Since the start of 2015, Save the Children research has documented at least 32 attacks in Syria, but lack of access to many areas means the total number is likely to be much higher. In 2014 alone, 160 children were killed in attacks on schools in Syria.
In order to protect children and teachers who agreed to be interviewed by Save the Children, names in this report have been changed and exact locations omitted. All testimonies are from Syria.