Over 7,000 schools damaged in Tigray war – minister

The war in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has forced over 1.42 million students out of school, with more than 7,000 schools damaged, the education minister says.

Getahun Mekuria said neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions will also be affected, with the fighting having spread to these regions.

Already, hundreds of schools in Amhara and Afar have been vandalised in the ongoing fighting in the past month, he said,

The civilian infrastructure in the region has been damaged in the 10-month war.

Thousands of people have been killed, millions others displaced since the conflict began in November last year, with hundreds of thousands others requiring humanitarian assistance.

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