Saudi-led campaign, blockade inflict over $12bn losses on Yemen education sector: Ministry

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

The Yemeni Ministry of Education says the ongoing Saudi-led military campaign and all-out blockade against the war-ravaged Arab country have resulted in substantial losses to the education sector amounting to more than 12 billion dollars.

The ministry announced in a statement on Sunday that the total cost of direct losses to the sector stands at around three trillion Yemeni riyals (over $12 billion), and at least 412 educational facilities have been completely destroyed as a result of Saudi-led airstrikes.

The statement noted that the figure includes 110 schools in the northwestern province of Hajjah, and another 106 in the neighboring province of Sa’ada.


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