Warfare and conflict are preventing 25 million young people from getting any access to school, says Unicef.
The United Nations children’s agency warns of the long-term cost of political violence, particularly in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
In south Sudan, Unicef says almost three-quarters of primary-school-age children are missing out on education.
Unicef’s Josephine Bourne says this threatens the “stability of families, communities and economies”.
In conflict zones in 22 countries, about one in five school-age children is missing out on education, says Unicef.
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