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Children’s Right to Education Hindered by Civil Unrest in Yemen

Sana’a, March 10,  2011- The Emergency Education Cluster in Yemen is concerned about recent reports indicating that children’s school attendance has been disrupted due to civil unrest in some cities.

Children have the right to education at all times, including during  times of civil unrest, and schools are responsible for  providing a protective and safe environment for children.

The members of the Emergency Education Cluster in Yemen express their concern that children’s right to education is being violated and children’s welfare is being put at risk.

The Education Cluster therefore urges all parties involved to protect children from being manipulated towards the achievement of political goals and take positive action towards children’s safe attendance at school.