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12,000 Children Forced Out of School Every Day Due to Conflict, Drought in East Africa


Save the Children report that 90,000 children in East Africa risk being forced to drop out of school each week in 2018 due to drought and conflict. This is the equivalent of 4.7 million children abandoning their studies in 2018 or 12,000 each day. UNICEF reported similar findings earlier in 2018, highlighting that 59 million young people are forced into illiteracy due to conflict and disaster.