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Education disrupted: The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures

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UNICEF Data

Updated 15 Feb 2024

Schoolchildren around the world have lost an estimated 1.8 trillion hours – and counting – of in-person learning since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. As a result, young learners have been cut off from their education and the other vital benefits schools provide. Every hour in school is precious, and every child should be given the opportunity to go back to school. As countries return from academic break, no effort should be spared to reopen schools, as schools are critical for children’s learning, safety, health and well-being.

UNICEF Data

Updated 15 Feb 2024
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UNICEF Data

Updated 15 Feb 2024
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