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>> Nearly half of Afghan children are being prevented from going to school, with the number rising for the first time since 2002. That's according to a report released on Sunday by UNICEF and USAID. The reasons the humanitarian organizations said are conflict, poverty, child marriage and discrimination against girls.
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Some 3.7 million children between the ages of seven and 17 or 44% are missing out on an education, with girls making up 60% of that number. In the worst affected provinces, 85% of girls are not in school. The Taliban, which is seeking to oust Kabul's US-backed government and return the country to strict Islamic rule, adamantly opposes education for girls.
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At the same time, threats from Islamic states has forced the closure of dozens of schools.