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UNICEF: Conflicts, Disasters Contribute to Illiteracy of 59 Million Young People

Nearly 60 million young people who live in countries affected by conflict or natural disaster are illiterate and more investment in education is needed to combat the crisis, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday. Nearly 30 percent of people between 15 and 19 years old who live in "emergency countries" are illiterate and the problem is more pronounced among girls and young women, according to UNICEF findings. Thirty-three percent of young females do not...

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