Academic research in Yemen has been seriously threatened by the closure of many research centers and the lack of funding due to the war.
The school is a stabilizing influence for some of the young refugees who have fled the fighting in Yemen.
An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.
Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.
The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.
As scholarship programs for refugee youth expand, the UN refugee agency and others are trying to make sure the programs do not place refugee youth at risk.
In the wake of the Turkish president’s referendum victory last month, the government is arresting and deporting Arab students.
As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.
Young people from Yemen, even those studying overseas, are caught in the crossfire of the country’s civil war and are either blocked from access to education or at great risk of losing it.
The president’s executive order has provoked criticism from U.S. academics, but little debate in the Arab world.