8 December, 2023 (Qatar, Doha) – EAA Foundation reiterates its condemnation of the ongoing deliberate attacks on schools in the Gaza Strip, particularly the most recent bombings of UNRWA-run schools sheltering displaced persons.
Targeting of schools, and all civilian infrastructure must cease. Attacks on schools and the deliberate targeting of children are gross violations of international law and constitute war crimes.
EAA Foundation stresses the critical need to establish a minimum standard that schools must never be targeted during war. Justice and accountability for victims of these egregious violations must remain central to all collective efforts of ending the horrific violence and bloodshed.
EAA Foundation supports the call of the Secretary General of the United Nations invoking his special powers under Article 99 of the UN Charter, for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.
This has now become a matter for the survival of the children and people of Gaza.
About the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation
The Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is a global foundation established in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. EAA aims to transform lives through education. We believe that education is the single most effective means of reducing poverty, creating peaceful and just societies, unlocking the full potential of every child and youth, and creating the right conditions to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Through our multi-sectoral approach, unique financing models, focus on innovation as a tool for social good, and partnerships, we aim to bring hope and real opportunities to the lives of impoverished and marginalised boys and girls.
EAA Foundation is comprised of the following programmes: Educate A Child (EAC), Al Fakhoora, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), Innovation Development (ID) and Together project.