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Yemen: UN Says War Disrupts Education For 2 Million Children

Published on (24 July 2015). United Nations News Centre.

A classroom in Sana’a, heavily damaged during an air strike that hit the building next to the school. Photo: UNICEF/ Mohammed Mahmoud A classroom in Sana’a, heavily damaged during an air strike that hit the building next to the school. (Photo: UNICEF/ Mohammed Mahmoud).

With intensive bombardments and street fighting in Yemen forcing more than 3,600 schools across the country to close and disrupting education for some 1.8 million children, the top United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official there appealed today to the warring parties to respect the safety of schools.

Giving Yemen’s children an education is crucial for their own futures as well as those of their families and communities,” Julien Harneis, UNICEF Representative in Yemen said in a press statement issued in the capital, Sana’a.

We are doing all we can to return children to school so that they don’t completely lose out on their education,” Mr. Harneis said.

We urge the parties to the conflict to respect the safety of schools so as to give children a chance to learn.

According to UNICEF, months of intensive bombardment and street fighting have forced more than 3,600 schools to close and driven students and their families to safer areas of the country.

At least 248 schools have been directly damaged; 270 others are hosting internally displaced people (IDPs) and 68 are occupied by armed groups.

To help ensure that children don’t completely miss out on their education, UNICEF is supporting catch-up classes for over 200,000 students – just some out of around 1.8 million children whose schooling has been interrupted for two months or more.

United Nations News Centre: Yemen: as conflict disrupts education for nearly two million children.

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