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For many around the world forget about learning to read and write

It should be the inalienable right of all people, especially children, to have enough food to eat and be properly clothed - and for children to receive at least a basic eduction. Sad to say, and perhaps all top predictably, far too many children around the world are missing out on an eduction.

"Despite widespread commitments on paper to the second Millennium Development Goal - the provision of universal primary education by 2015 - 72 million children remain out of school. More worryingly, 39 million (54 per cent) of these children reside in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS), where they face multiple pressures in terms of lack of access to basic rights, and an accompanying unwillingness on the part of international donors or even local governments to place an emphasis on providing education.

As a result, one in three children in CAFS do not go to school, compared to one in 11 in other low-income countries, according to data compiled by the UK-based charity Save the Children (STC)."

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