UNICEF says Sunday its scheme covers staff in over 10,300 schools and will benefit an estimated 3.7 million children. It says over 2 million children are already out of school, out of seven million school-aged children.
Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF regional director for the Mideast and North Africa, says eligible teachers and staff will be paid $50 monthly, with the first payment cycle reaching more than 97,000 professionals.
Yemen has been embroiled in a stalemated war pitting a Saudi-led coalition against Shiite rebels, since March 2015.
Cappelaere says one in five schools in Yemen can no longer be used because of the war.
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