Cappelaere: Yemen’s ongoing humanitarian Efforts Are Only a Drop in the Ocean of Suffering

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Al-Thawra Net

“The ongoing humanitarian efforts are no more than a point in the suffering of Yemen,” said UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, Geert Cappelaere.

“The children of Yemen have endured what no human being should endure, and education is the only way to secure a better future for them,” Caballero added

“As of July 2017, 1,600 schools have been partially or totally destroyed, and 170 have been used for military purposes or as shelter for displaced families. An estimated 2 million children are out of school. Malnutrition and the trauma of displacement and violence have seriously affected their ability to learn,” Geert Cappelaere said

“As UNICEF works closely with partners to keep the education system from collapsing,” UNICEF regional director added

Cappelaere urged donors to step up and enable the payment of incentives to education personnel, health workers and other civil servants who deliver vital services for children in Yemen