The damage and closure of schools are threatening children's access to education, rendering them vulnerable to serious protection concerns.
One of the largest challenges has been the lack of civil servant salaries, which has and continues to have a profound effect on the accessibility of education to children in Yemen. Nearly three quarters of public school teachers in 11 governorates have not been paid for over two school years, which has disrupted schooling of around 3.7 million children in these governorates. Through continued advocacy efforts to find a temporary solution, UNICEF succeeded to secure USD 70 million for monthly cash incentives for teachers and school-based staff in Yemen. The contribution is set to facilitate incentives for approximately 135,000 teachers and school-based staff for approximately nine months. In that regard, two payment cycles have been already completed and the third one is under preparation.