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UNICEF concerned about school closures

BANGKOK,  28 January 2014 -- UNICEF Thailand is extremely concerned about the number of students whose rights to an education have been affected by the on-going political crisis.

The Ministry of Education reports that some 934 education facilities have been closed as a result of protests, affecting nearly 317,000 students and some 18,000 teachers. UNICEF urges all parties involved to respect the rights of all children to receive an education and to make every effort to ensure that schools remain open.


For further information, please contact:

Mark Thomas, UNICEF Thailand, 02 356 9481, 081 172 9902 or

Heamakarn Sricharatchanya, UNICEF Thailand, 02 356 9230, 081 431 3323 or



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