2,500 schools closed in Burkina Faso due to unrest- HRW

2,500 schools closed in Burkina Faso due to unrest- HRW

Increase in jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso since 2017 has led to the closure of more than 2,000 schools, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday.

Citing the Ministry of Education, the report says 2,500 schools have been closed, depriving nearly 350,000 students access to education.

At least 222 education workers have been “victims of terrorist attacks,” the ministry said. The Human Rights Organization has documented 126 attacks and armed threats against education professi…
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