Ukraine: Children’s education is one more casualty of Russian aggression

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was followed by civilian deaths and injuries, mass displacement of people, and widespread destruction and damage of many civilian objects, including of schools and other educational facilities, and has resulted in widespread and systemic violations of children’s right to education. For prolonged periods of time all schooling stopped, and for many children in government-controlled territories it has since returned as online classes only. Those living under Russian occupation have risked brutal reprisals for seeking to continue Ukrainian education online, faced with threats of children being taken away to “re-education” institutions or for adoption in Russia.

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