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Over 2 million primary and lower secondary school-aged children and 1.6 million pre-primary school-aged children are excluded from educational opportunities in the region. And that is only the children who were counted. Many millions more of the region’s most disadvantaged children are most likely denied the right to an education. For example, there are 5.1 million children with disabilities in the region and their educational status is largely unknown.

Countries in the region that participate in the Out-of-School Children Initiative include:

Find out more on the Out-of-School Children Initiative’s work and the children who do not attend school in the region. For more information on the initiative in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States please visit the website.

To view full regional report, please visit here.