Attacks on Education Dataset
This dataset is provided by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) from its Education under Attack database which monitors attacks on schools, universities, students, and educators, by armed forces and armed groups, as well as military use of education institutions. GCPEA compiles the database from news, non-governmental organization, and United Nations reports, as well as outreach to staff members of relevant national and international organizations. The database is used to publish GCPEA’s Education Under Attack series, including the 2014, 2018, 2020, and 2022 editions, as well as thematic and country-specific papers.
The dataset presented here covers attacks on education in 2020 and 2021. For more information about GCPEA’s methodology, further analyses, and details on the Education under Attack series, see the Education under Attack 2022 report.
GCPEA, Education under Attack 2022 (New York: Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, 2022), https://eua2022.protectingeducation.org/ (Accessed 1 August 2022).
The discrepancy between education-related incidents across pages on the GDS Data Portal is due to differences in data sources, timeframes, or area foci. GCPEA’s materials and data should be referred to as the standard for any numbers of attacks on education and military use.
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.