Attacks on Education in Ukraine 17 February-02 March 2022

Mar 07, 2022
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Russian troops invaded Ukrainian territory on 24 February. Russian forces have made extensive use of explosive weapons in populated areas leading to widespread damage of educational buildings. Most schools are closed depriving children of education. Some educational buildings have been used as bomb shelters. Many families with children have been fleeing the country. It is estimated that around half of the two million refugees who have left Ukraine are children. International students studying at Ukrainian universities have had difficulties leaving the country.

Insecurity Insight's monitoring for the period 17 February-02 March 2022 has identified reports of 16 incidents of violence against education. Most incidents reported explosive weapons use.