Inside the Yemeni school where childhood doesn't exist | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Inside the Yemeni school where childhood doesn't exist

Nine-year-old Ahmad spends most of his time on his own, kicking away at bits of dirt and trying to get a deflated football to rebound off an old brick wall just metres away from a classroom where he sleeps.

For the last six months, this has been Ahmad's daily routine. It helps the long days go faster, he says.

It also reminds him of some of the happier moments of his life.

Six months ago, Ahmad would spend most of his lunch breaks running around with his best friend Hesham, playing football in his school playground in the port city of Hodeidah.

But since fighting erupted in his neighbourhood last June, Ahmad's found himself enduring a rather different school experience.

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