(NRC) – Although the number of children out of school has been falling since 2000, children in conflict-affected countries continue to be excluded from this progress. “The international community made the promise that by 2015, all children should have their right to education fulfilled. Instead 58 million girls and boys are still out of school, many living in conflict areas. The international community has failed our most vulnerable children”, says NRC’s education advisor Silje Skeie. A new report from UNESCO shows that children in conflict areas make up 36 percent of all those 58 million children who are out of school in the world today. This is up from 30 percent in 2000.