Joint Statement on the International Day of Education

Education is a basic human right and is a collective responsibility considering its public benefit and effective role in resolving conflict and building peace. We commemorate this year’s International Day of Education, on January 24, while our country, Yemen, is witnessing a humanitarian crisis due to the ongoing war and armed conflict in the country, which is entering its tenth year. This has taken its toll on millions of school-age children in Yemen who now carry rifles instead of school bags. Read the coalition’s full statement on the status of education for children in Yemen below.

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