Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Children face increasing challenges in attaining and completing an education. The effects of the conflict exacerbate already-difficult learning conditions for children. Closures, curfews and military operations continuously disrupt children’s schooling. Poor learning facilities and overcrowded classrooms (with almost 20 per cent of governmental schools working in double shifts) adversely affect students’ ability to learn. Inadequate water and sanitation systems, limited educational and recreational supplies and insufficient facilities for extracurricular activities are among the many challenges schools face.