Yemen – Displaced Students in Al-Bireen Camp struggle with hard educational conditions
Location: Al-Bireen Camp – Taiz Governorate – Yemen
Source: A24 Aden
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Many displaced students in Al-Bareen camp in Taiz governorate, southwestern Yemen, have lost their opportunity for education, as they did not find a place in the camp’s schools. Schools lack qualified teaching staff and educational supplies, as classrooms are crowded with students who do not have seats and sit on the floor to receive their education.
The director of the executive unit in the camp, Bassam Al-Hamidi, told the A24 reporter that there are about 400 children in the camp, some of whom study in the only small school in the camp with simple capacities, and the rest did not enrolled in school due to overcrowding. He pointed to the poor educational and health conditions in the camp, which includes about 2,500 families.
- Soundbite (Hala Ahmed – student):
“We are displaced in Al-Bireen camp. I like to study, and my school is far away, and I want to learn, but we have a small school in the camp.”
- Soundbite (Bassam Al-Hamidi – Director of the Executive Unit of the Camp):
“There are around 2,500 families in the camps distributed in the areas of isolation of Al-Sawa and Al-Mashawla. There are also around 3,800 displaced families living in other homes outside the camp. We lack many things. Displacement is pressure on services in the education and health sectors. There are about 400 students in the camp. Some of them study in Al-Brain School, and the rest did not attend school because of overcrowding