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Since the Cluster approach was formally initiated in Yemen in 2009  as a result of rise in hostilities and escalation particularly in the north of Yemen, and subsequent displacement of civilians. the country has undergone major unrest and crises that require strong coordination of education activities at both the central, governorate, and district level. UNICEF and Save the Children co-lead, modelling the global co-lead arrangement, with support being given to the MoE. Since the context of emergency in Yemen, the Education Cluster has been working closely with the MoE to track the impact of the conflict on education and ensure that measures are taken to minimize the negative consequences on children’s right to education. The overarching goal of the Education Cluster is to ensure access to safe, equitable and quality education and to strengthen the capacity of the education system and communities to deliver a timely and effective education response. The cluster will ensure strong partnership at community level through its sub-national cluster coordination mechanisms in order to reach the set targets. Since 2015, due to the scale of need, the YEC has prioritized coordination of activities to support education of children who have been impacted by the most recent escalation in violence. However, efforts are being made to ensure that YEC activities align with existing National Education plans targeting children across Yemen. Moreover, measures are taken, such as through the Local Education Group and the Development Partners Group (LEG/ DPG) to ensure greater coordination across the humanitarian-development nexus. 

Education Cluster Humanitarian Response Dashboard 2021


Key Contacts

Education Cluster Coordinator
Rania Zakhia | UNICEF

Information Mgmt Officer
Sanad Obiad | UNICEF

Education Cluster Co-Coordinator
Mahdi Alsebaeai | SCI

Aden - Sub Cluster Coordinator
Faiza Altamimi | SCI

Al Hudaydah - Sub Cluster Coordinator
Nagd Nejad | NRC

Ibb - Sub Cluster Coordinator
Saddam Al-dhaheri | UNICEF

Sa'ada - Sub Cluster Coordinator
Hashem Sharafaddin | UNICEF

Sana'a - Sub Cluster Coordinator
Jamal Al-Dhubaibi | NRC

West Coast - Sub Cluster Coordinator
Fateh Al-Ameri | NRC