UNICEF: Education a Major Casualty of Yemen’s War

Geneva, Switzerland, September 16, 2018 – The school year in Yemen is officially underway. But, the U.N. children’s fund reports the country’s ongoing civil war is keeping millions of children out of the classroom.

More than three years of fighting between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels is having a devastating impact on children’s health and well-being. The U.N. reports more than 11 million children or 80 percent of the country’s children are dependent upon humanitarian aid. Continue reading “UNICEF: Education a Major Casualty of Yemen’s War”

Keeping Schools Open in Yemen

Yemen, September 1, 2017 – The salaries of Yemeni teachers stopped nearly a year ago, but they continue to educate their students. Sawsan al-Refaei reports.

Donya Al Hilali is awakened almost every day by the horrifying sounds of air strikes and missiles dropping close to her home. She hastily completes her morning chores and rushes to school in Taiz city, walking the unsafe roads so as not to be late for her students. Continue reading “Keeping Schools Open in Yemen”

Tawakkol Karman – Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2011

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2011

Residence at the Time of the Award: Yemen

Prize Motivation: “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”

“Tawakkol Karman – Biographical”. Nobelprize.org. 2 Jan 2012

Tawakel Karman was born on 7 February 1979 in Mekhlaf, Ta’izz province, Yemen

She grew up near Taiz, which is the third largest city in Yemen.

She is the daughter of Abdel Salam Karman, a lawyer and politician.

She is the sister of Tariq Karman, who is a poet, and Safa Karman, who works for Al Jazeera.

She is married and is the mother of three children.

Tawakel Karman is a Yemeni journalist and human rights activist
who heads the group “Women Journalists Without Chains,”
which she co-founded in 2005.