In the humble classrooms of Al-Nawares, dozens of boys and girls find daily, albeit temporary, reprieve. AFP / AHMAD AL-BASHA
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The sound of music fills the halls at a school in the Yemeni city of Taiz, where Nazira al-Jaafari sits at a keyboard as a teacher takes her through the notes.Around 2 million Yemeni children are missing out on school, with half a million dropping out since 2015, according to U.N. figures published last March.In the city of Taiz, teacher Abir al-Sharabi takes the time to help students like Jaafari learn to play the tunes themselves.The Yemen conflict has killed some 10,000 people since the Arab coalition's intervention in March 2015, according to the World Health Organization, although human rights groups say the real death toll could be five times as high.
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