People walk past a school, damaged during the ongoing war in Taiz, Yemen December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub
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Its books have been looted and walls blown out, but a school in war-torn southern Yemen is hopeful that the resumption of regular salary payments can keep teachers and children in classrooms.The government-held city, surrounded to the north by Houthi forces, has been at the center of an almost four-year war pitting the Iranian-aligned Houthis against an Arab coalition trying to restore the internationally recognized Yemeni government. Arwa's teachers had previously been volunteering without pay.Fighting since 2015, when the coalition intervened in the civil war, has left many schools in ruins.Whole sections of Arwa school are unusable and all books, equipment and chairs have been stolen, Useid said.
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