Agence France-PresseMarch 7, 2014 15:01
UN chief Ban Ki-moon spotlighted the plight of children in war-torn Syria Friday, saying more than 2 million were not getting an education due to the bloody, three-year conflict.
Some 40 percent of schools have been damaged or used as shelter by people fleeing their homes, the secretary general added.
"More than two and a quarter million (Syrian) children are out of school," Ban told the UN Security Council during a debate about children in armed conflicts.
"In too many war zones around the world, schools and hospitals have been targeted or caught in cross-fire."