UNICEF condemns attacks on Myanmar schools

The United Nations' children's agency says Myanmar schools are increasingly being caught in the crossfire between the military and anti-coup protesters.

UNICEF Myanmar says there have been 54 attacks on schools and personnel since the February 1 coup. Nearly 40 happened in the last month, as explosions became commonplace.

The military has also reportedly been using educational facilities.

Schools reopened Tuesday, after the pandemic forced more than a year's closure. But many teachers and students refuse to return to class as a protest against the military junta.

UNICEF is calling on all parties in Myanmar to prioritize keeping places of learning safe.