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Surrounded by war, Yemen’s students suffer

As children pay the price of war in Yemen, there is an urgent need to quickly rebuild destroyed schools and find alternative safe havens for refugees.
A man looks at a school destroyed by an air strike as he flees his home in Sanaa April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi - RTX1AO4I
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SANAA, Yemen — The war in Yemen is taking a huge psychological and material toll on young students as their schools are being intentionally targeted, officials say.

Education officials there estimate the war has destroyed more than 1,300 schools, required hundreds of others to be converted into shelters and created a black market for, of all things, school supplies.

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