Millions of children out of school, UN warns

APRIL 15, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Poverty, gender discrimination and violence are keeping more than 12 million children in the Middle East out of school, despite efforts to expand education, the U.N. children’s agency warned Wednesday.

An additional three million children in Syria and Iraq have been forced out of school by conflict, UNICEF said in a new report.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON