‘Futures shattered’: 13 millió gyermek elvesztett jövője

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13 millió gyermek nem jár iskolába a háborúk miatt, ott, ahol egykor világviszonylatban a legtöbb írástudó élt. 

‘Futures shattered’: More than 13 million war children out of school in Mideast

As conflicts escalate in the Middle East and Africa, more than 13 million students are not getting an education as schools caught in the crossfires shut down, the United Nations said. In a report Thursday on the effects of wars on education, the world body focused on nine nations and territories.

It said in some cases, children are coming under fire or going through active frontlines just to get to class. Teachers have quit their jobs while some parents are opting to keep their children at home.

Even teachers have fled to other nations, where they live as refugees, the report said.

“Attacks on schools and education infrastructure – sometimes deliberate – are one key reason why many children do not attend classes,” the U.N. children’s fund said in a statement. In Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya, about 9,000 schools have been damaged and destroyed, and are now converted into shelters for the displaced, it said.

Some students have fled to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, overloading already overburdened systems. More than 700,000 children who’ve escaped to those nations are unable to attend school, the United Nations said.

The damage is not limited to buildings, said Peter Salama, the regional director for the U.N.’s children fund.

“It’s not just the physical damage being done to schools, but the despair felt by a generation of schoolchildren who see their hopes and futures shattered,” he said.

The report urged the nations involved to expand and certify informal education and support education systems in conflict regions. It focused on Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and the Palestinian territories.

source: CNN

Match the verbs with their definitions.

1. to shut down

a) to crush

2. to attend

b) to leave, to stop working

3. to shatter

c) to encourage

4. to flee

d) to accumulate

5. to quit

e) to break free, avoid danger

6. to urge

f) to close

7. to escalate

g) to run away

8. to escape

h) to go (regularly)

Key:

1-f, 2-h, 3-a, 4-g, 5-b, 6-c, 7-d, 8-e

Vocabulary

to escalate

fokozódni

to be caught in the crossfires

kereszttűzbe kerülni

to shut down

bezárni, leállni

report on

jelentés valamiről

frontline

tűzvonal

to opt to do

valami mellett dönteni

to flee

elmenekülni

fund

forrás, tőke, támogatás

shelter

menedékhely

overburdened

túlterhelt

shattered

összetört, darabokra tört

to urge

sürgetni

 

 

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