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UNICEF: 1 in 4 Children in Conflict Zones ‘Risk Losing Their Future’

Nearly one in four children growing up in conflict zones are missing out on education, with South Sudan, Niger, Sudan and Afghanistan the worst-affected countries, the U.N. children's agency (UNICEF) said on Monday. An estimated 24 million children of school-going age are out of school in 22 countries affected by conflict, according to the agency's research. South Sudan has the largest proportion of children out of school, 51 percent, followed by 47 percent in Niger, 41 percent...

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