Houthis deprive two mln Yemeni children from education, closes 3600 schools

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Yemeni Minister of Education Abdullah Salem Lemmles said that the war launched by the Houthi militias had devastating effects on the educational system and on the opportunities of millions of children to receive education according to the general education system in Yemen.

Some 3,600 primary and secondary schools have been closed since the beginning of the war, depriving 1.9 million children of access to formal education, according to the minister.

Minister Lemmles said about 2,000 primary and secondary schools were damaged or used by Houthi militias as barracks, and about 67 percent of schools did not pay their staff salaries for almost two years.

He pointed out that more than one million children are unable to attend school because of the war staged by the Houthi militias, and that 2 million children do not have access to a formal education system.

The Yemeni Minister of Education stressed that the lack of formal education could have an irreversible impact on the future development of any country in the world.

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