Classrooms in the Crosshairs

In light of the International Day of Peace on 21 st September, it is necessary to reflect on war and its effects on education and children. Read the following report on how schools are use and misused during conflict in Yemen:

Classrooms in the Crosshairs: Military Use of Schools in Yemen’s Capital
Human Rights Watch

This 46-page report details the occupation of schools by government security forces, militias, and opposition armed groups, risking the lives and education of tens of thousands of students. Forces on both sides used schools as barracks, bases, surveillance posts, and firing positions. Combatants also stored weapons and ammunition, detained prisoners, and in some cases tortured or otherwise abused detainees on school grounds or in school buildings.

To download publication, click here.


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