At the High-level pledging event in Geneva on April 25, 2017, the Global Partnership for Education pledged to continue its support to Yemen's education sector, including committing to provide about US$40 million over the next two years. Beyond funding, GPE's support includes convening partners, who have recently agreed to develop a transitional education sector plan for the next three years.
UNICEF estimates that presently at least 350,000 children are unable to go to schools across Yemen, either because the schools have been damaged by the fighting, are occupied by fighters, or are doubling as shelters for the millions who have been displaced. Funding from GPE, BMZ, the KWF Development Bank, Educate A Child, and Japan is supporting the Department of Education with the rehabilitation of at least 728 schools across the country.
A statement by Julia Gillard, Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, regarding the attack on a teachers’ office in Yemen, which killed 13 teachers, 4 children and injured 20 people earlier this week.