Yemeni school girls look at a school on March 16, 2017, that was damaged in an air strike in the southern Yemeni city of Taez.
/ AFP / Ahmad AL-BASHA /
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Roua Ahmed's classes ended abruptly when her school in Yemen was bombed, but she still clings to her dream of getting an education.The war has since killed around 7,700 people, including nearly 1,550 children, and shut down hundreds of schools.The slender 12-year-old, who loves painting and dreams of becoming a teacher, is one of 3.5 million Yemeni children out of school, according to the United Nations children's agency UNICEF.The fighting has halted the education of nearly two million children on top of the 1.6 million already out of school before the conflict, it said.UNICEF has since counted 212 direct attacks on schools, including air strikes that killed pupils.One strike attributed to the Saudi-led coalition hit a school in northern Yemen in August, killing 10 children.Roua Ahmed continues to dream of going back to school.
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