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UNICEF: 1.9 million African children have left school due to escalating attacks

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More than 1.9 million children in West and Central Africa have been forced to leave school due to attacks and violence in the region, a report by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

In June, 9,272 schools in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, the Central African Republic, Congo and Chad were closed for security reasons, Russia Today reported on Friday. 

“Insecurity in the north and southwest of Cameroon forced more than 4,000 schools to close”, the organization said, in addition to “closing more than 2,000 schools in Burkina Faso and more than 900 in Mali”.

Read also: United Nations envoy warns of violence against civilians in Central African Republic

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