“The children of Yemen have suffered from what no one should tolerate, and education is the only way to secure a better future for them,” Kabalari said in a press release.
He pointed out that since July 2017, 1,600 schools have been partially or totally destroyed and several schools have been used as shelter for displaced families. Children who can attend school have had a significant impact on malnutrition and the trauma of displacement and violence on their educational capacities.
The UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said UNICEF worked closely with its partners to keep the education system in Yemen from collapsing.
Kabalari urged donors to provide aid and pay incentives to education and health workers and other civil servants who provide vital services to children in Yemen.