The ongoing conflict in Yemen is seriously affecting the country’s young people, depriving them of an education.
Since militants seized the capital, Sana’a, in September 2014, the conflict has seen the destruction of over 3,000 schools – with the result that many students are simply not students any more. Many teachers have also left the profession due to the destroyed schools and/or non-payment of wages.
Taher Al Shalfi, the information manager at the Studies Centre and Education Media in Sana’a said: “1.3 million students were deprived of education last year, and only 40 per cent of teachers in the country were able to exercise their duties.”
UNICEF estimates that there are two million students not receiving any education in Yemen.
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