YEMEN Press Agency

Yemen’s war resulted in destruction of over 3,000 facilities, interruption of salaries of 196,000 teachers

SANAA, Oct. 05 (YPA) – The Entisaf Organization for Women and Child Rights has revealed that more than 196,197 male and female teachers in Yemen were affected by the interruption of their salaries due to the war on Yemen.

The organization stated in a statement Thursday on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day (October 5) that celebrating this occasion aims to appreciate, evaluate, and improve the conditions of teachers worldwide and also provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to them and education.

However, Yemen suffers from the deterioration of the educational process as a result of the war launched by the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen and the systematic targeting of the education facilities.

The statement explained that the number of completely and partially destroyed educational facilities used to shelter the displaced and unsafe reached 3,768; approximately 435 schools were completely destroyed and 1,578 were partially damaged by the coalition strikes, while the number of schools that were used as shelter centers for displaced persons reached nearly 999, and about 756 schools were closed throughout the country.

The statement pointed out that there are challenges and obstacles facing the education sector, represented by the scarcity of capabilities for the salaries of male and female teachers, who continue teaching without compensation and voluntarily, in addition to the lack of access to education.

Those enrolled in education do not have access to books, curricula, courses, and school supplies, as the deficit in printing school books annually reached 56,615,044 books, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Education.

The statement indicated that the continuation of the war and the air, land, and sea embargo for nine years and the direct targeting of the educational infrastructure have led to the destruction of schools, the displacement of thousands of families, the deterioration of economic conditions, and the high rate of poverty, which caused a high rate of school dropout and the expansion of child labor.

The organization blamed the US-backed Saudi-led coalition for disrupting teachers’ salaries and urged the international community, UN organizations, and human rights bodies to take legal and humanitarian responsibility for the violations against civilians.