Angelina Jolie has issued a warning that millions of children may never return to school after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, unless action is taken.

The actress and humanitarian is a Special Envoy for the UNHCR - the United Nation's refugee agency - and calls for assistance to ensure that youngsters are still given access to education amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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This comes after a report shows that 1.5 billion children across the globe are not currently in school, compared to 260 million prior to the global health crisis. 

Angelina stresses the importance of schools, not just for educational purposes but as a shield from difficult circumstances such as violence and exploitation. 

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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