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Middle East Conflict leaves 40 percent of children out of school in Mideast areas, UNICEF says

An estimated 40 percent of school age children from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Sudan are not in school, according to UNICEF. Close to 9,000 schools have either been destroyed in fighting, turned into shelters for displaced people or been commandeered by fighters.

Raad Adayleh/AP/File

Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.

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