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UNICEF: 60,000 students deprived of school in Al Hudaydah

Tehran, The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in its latest report announced that 60,000 Yemeni students have been deprived of school due to war in Al Hudaydah.

The violence has forced over a third of all schools there to close, with 15 located on the frontline and others badly damaged or being used as shelters for displaced families, according to UNICEF website.

Schools running double shifts in the area have had to scale back to just a few hours of instruction in the morning, it added.

In the worst affected areas of Hudaydah, only one in three students is able to continue their education and less than a quarter of all teachers are present in school.

The UNICEF went on to say, There is no aspect of a child's life in Yemen that isn't deeply impacted by the conflict.

As the war on children in Yemen continues to injure and kill, the violence is also having a profound effect on children's education and their prospects for a brighter future.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing the country's Houthi Ansarullah Movement.

Some 16,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudiled aggression.

The assaults of the Saudiled coalition forces have failed to stop the Yemenis from resisting the aggression.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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