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11 million girls may never return to school after the coronavirus pandemic, the UN warns

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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The coronavirus shut down schools all over the world, and about half of the globe's students have yet to return.
The consequences are startling and potentially long-lasting , especially for girls and young people in disadvantaged communities, world leaders said at a media briefing hosted by the World Health Organization on Tuesday.
"The longer schools remained closed, the more damaging the consequences, especially for children from more disadvantaged backgrounds, who in addition to learning, rely on school for health or safety, and sometimes for nutrition," Audrey...
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