The oPt Education Cluster aims to ensure that the most vulnerable male and female students and teachers (including with disability status) have safe access to inclusive and quality education, while supporting schools to be prepared and to respond to education-related violations. The Cluster works in close partnership with the Ministry of Education and UNRWA to prepare and respond to crises including attacks on schools, risks facing children on the way to school, school demolitions and other threats to education and protection.
Impact of May 2023 escalation on the education system in Gaza
This case study highlights some of the effects of violence on education in Palestine between January 2019 and September 2021, based on an analysis of Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) Education Cluster data. For example, teargas and other weapons firing injured at least 480 students and teachi