Ukraine: 200,000 Children Forced to Learn in Bullet-Riddled Classrooms


Human Wrongs Watch

Some 200,000 girls and boys in eastern Ukraine are commuting to schools whose classroom walls are often riddled with bullets, and playgrounds scattered with metal remnants of war, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, in a statement released on 4 May 2018.


© UNICEF/UN0150817/Gilbertson V | Children in Ukraine are forced to study in what have been described as
“Children are learning in schools with bullet holes in the walls and sandbags in windows, bomb shelters in the basements and shrapnel in school yards,” said UNICEF’s Ukraine Representative, Giovanna Barberis.

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