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Australia Commits to Protect Schools During Wartime

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Refugees from the war in Ukraine are among the students at St. Andrews Ukrainian School in Lidcombe, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, February 18, 2023.
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Australia is the 117th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, an intergovernmental political commitment to reduce the likelihood that students, teachers, and schools are targeted for attack during armed conflict.

Schools should be places of study and safety for children. If armed forces use schools as military bases, firing positions, or munitions caches, it may make them lawful military targets under the laws of war. Armed groups have also directly attacked schools and used them as …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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