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Yemen – The appalling state of Sana’a school toilets

Most of Sana’a’s approximately 270 public schools have no toilets, while those that do are in such unhygienic conditions that neither students nor teachers can use them. Further, at least six to eight schools within the capital’s eight public school districts have no bathrooms at all. At best, Sana’a public schools have three to six toilets for every 4,000 to 5,000 students, but without soap, water and a clean toilet, these bathrooms aren’t fit for student use.

The capital city’s public schools handle between 430,000 and 450,000 students, most of whom are elementary students, while school attendance for those under age 12 increases 10 to 15 percent annually.

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