Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on schools and universities, their students, and staff have become more widespread over the last five years, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in the 2018 edition of its flagship report, released today. The 300-page report, Education under Attack 2018, identifies more than 12,700 attacks from 2013 through 2017, harming more than 21,000 students and educators

. Over the last five years, 41 countries each suffered at least five attacks on education, including at least one in each country that was intentional or deadly. This marks a dramatic increase from the 2014 edition of the report when GCPEA documented 30 countries experiencing this level of attacks on education between 2009-2013.