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Over 1m children out of school in Burkina Faso – UNICEF

UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, reports that safety concerns in Burkina Faso have led to the closure of one in four schools, leaving over one million children without access to education.

Burkina Faso is facing one of the world’s most neglected crises, according to humanitarian experts, as the military junta’s promises to address Islamist militants have gone unfulfilled.

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These militants still control significant parts of the country, resulting in over two million people being displaced from their homes due to violence.

Unicef is actively collaborating with the government to provide support to children in regions severely affected by Burkina Faso’s security crisis, including Nord, Centre-Nord, Boucle du Mouhoun, Est, Centre-Est, and Sahel.

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However, Unicef reveals that only 13% of the necessary funds have been allocated for this crucial mission, and an additional $227 million (£187 million) is urgently required.

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