Afghanistan: Small joys in uncertain times

2008-09-18 00:00

Afghan boys buy balloons outside their temporary school for refugees on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul, yesterday.

According to Unesco, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organisation, education promotes peace and peace promotes education, but today in Afghanistan education is at severe risk.

More then 230 students and teachers have been killed and around 250 schools attacked by militants during the past three years.

In the last six months, 88 attacks on schools have been carried out. The worsening security situation in the southern and western part of the country is keeping almost 70% of school-age children out of classes.

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