UNICEF Thailand expresses concern about Thai students

Breaking News January 28, 2014 00:00

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UNICEF Thailand Tuesday expressed extreme concern over the violations of the rights of some 317,000 Thai students by the on-going protests.

“UNICEF Thailand is extremely concerned about the number of students whose rights to an education have been affected by the on-going political crisis,” its press statement said.

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,” the statement said.

The Nation

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