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Afghan Students Out of School in IS-Controlled Areas

Thousands of students in eastern Afghanistan are unable to attend school because the Islamic State (IS) is keeping classrooms shuttered. According to Afghan Ministry of Education estimates, around 33,000 students have been deprived of education in 58 schools in the Achin, Haskamena, and Kot districts of Nangarhar province. Over half of the 46 schools in the Achin district remain closed, and many students have left with their families to neighboring areas where schools are open. “We...

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