The United Nations said, on Tuesday, that the education system in Yemen is on the brink of collapse due to the war that the country has been witnessing for more than eight years.
This came in a statement by the International Organization for Migration, on the occasion of World Education Day, which falls on January 24 of each year.
The organization said on its Twitter account, "2,700 schools have been destroyed or damaged since the start of the war in Yemen.
"Yemen's education system is on the brink of collapse, with 2,700 schools destroyed or damaged," It added.
It indicated that it supports 16 schools in 6 displacement sites to improve access to education.
The war, which was ignited by the Iran-backed Houthis eight years ago, caused the deterioration of the educational sector, millions of students dropped out of education, and thousands of teachers stopped teaching due to the interruption of salaries and their fleeing from their homes as a result of the militia’s brutality.