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Nearly seven million children in Sudan are not going to school as worsening crises threaten to disrupt the education of millions more, the UN and an aid ag..
Nearly seven million children in Sudan are not going to school as worsening crises threaten to disrupt the education of millions more, the UN and an aid agency said on Monday.
7 million kids are not going to school and a further 12 million will have their studies heavily interrupted“Approximately 6.
9 million girls and boys, one in three school-aged children, do not go to school in Sudan,” the UN children’s agency UNICEF and aid group Save the Children said in a joint statement.
In June, the UN said a record 15 million people in Sudan — around one-third of the population — were facing “acute food insecurity” and warned that the situation was likely to get worse.
“A further 12 million will have their school years heavily interrupted by a lack of sufficient teachers, infrastructure, and an enabling learning environment to make them reach their full potential.
”Children in impoverished Sudan have for years faced difficulties with access to education, especially those living in rural areas.
“Once children drop out of school, the chances of girls and boys returning to school are low,” it said, noting that girls are especially vulnerable.
“Without urgent action, the learning crisis in Sudan will become a generational catastrophe,” it added
Hundreds of teachers in Sudan have also staged protests in recent months over low wages
“No country can afford to have one-third of its school-age children with no basic literacy, numeracy, or digital skills
Education is not just a right — it’s also a lifeline,” said Mandeep O’Brien, UNICEF representative in Sudan