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Education under Attack 2010 - Burundi

Publisher UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
Publication Date 10 February 2010
Cite as UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Education under Attack 2010 - Burundi, 10 February 2010, available at: [accessed 23 October 2017]
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Surges in child soldier recruitment in 2006 in June and July and after the September ceasefire were reported by the UN. There were also anecdotal reports of recruitment through raids on schools by National Liberation Forces (FNL) members. In April and May 2007, more than 28 schoolchildren were recruited in the provinces of Bururi and Ngozi.363

[Refworld note: The source report "Education under Attack 2010" was posted on the UNESCO website ( in pdf format, with country chapters run together. Original footnote numbers have been retained here.]

363 Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, Child Soldiers Global Report 2008, 78; and UNSC, Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Burundi, S/2007/686 (November 28, 2007).

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