Nearly 3.5 million school-aged children in Iraq are not receiving education and one in every five schools are out of use. In Syria, an estimated 2 million children are out of school. Meanwhile, South Sudan has one of the largest number of children who are not attending school at all. As millions of children in war zones are deprived of receiving an education, they are increasingly facing risks of early marriage, child labor, and recruitment into armed groups.
These photos, all from 2016, show children from war-torn countries continuing their education despite the ongoing conflicts around them.