Middle East wars hit 13 million schoolchildren


More than 13 million children are being denied an education due to conflicts in the Middle East, the UN has said, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they cannot return to classrooms.

In a report on the impact of conflict on education in six countries and territories across the region, the UN's children fund UNICEF on Thursday said more than 8,850 schools were no longer usable due to violence.