The problem predates the pandemic, but coronavirus restrictions have exacerbated it.
Inadequate infrastructure and miscommunication have dogged more than a year of remote schooling.
Abuses, including the sexual exploitation of children, rising under lockdown.
US praises Nur-Saltan as “global leader” in repatriating former fighters and their families.
Concerns remain over whether they present a more long-term public danger.
Defying conservative customs to continue studying.
Efforts are underway to identify and repatriate dozens of youngsters.
With little access to healthcare, expectant mothers simply hope for the best.
Insurgents have imposed their own regulations and curriculum.
Locals turn to tribal mediation in the absence of access to formal justice processes.