The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Children Paying the Price for Barbarism

Sep 14, 2015

Over the last several years, children have been the main victims of the chaos and war in the Middle East and North Africa. The United Nations Children’s Fund estimates that 13.7 million school-age children from the countries most affected by war in that region didn’t go to school.

In Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya more than 8,850 schools have been destroyed or taken over for soldiers or their commanders. In this region, the UN reported 214 attacks against schools in 2014. Even when the schools are still standing, parents don’t send their children because of the risk. In the countries that have received refugees, there are too few schools for the number of children who have fled the wars.

Despite all this, there are still politicians who want to prevent Syrian refugees from reaching Europe!