10,000 Yemeni children killed or maimed in violence since 2015 – UNICEF — RT World News
Ten thousand Yemeni children were injured or killed after a coalition of military leaders led by Saudi Arabia intervened on March 15, 2015, following the ousting of the government by an Iran-aligned group.
James Elder, UN spokesperson shared his views at the Geneva briefing Tuesday. “shameful milestone,”Remarking on the 10,000 children who have been injured or killed, “four children every single day”.
These are the actual cases that the UN could verify. To all except those families, many more child injuries and deaths go unreported.”He concluded.
Elder also unveiled other grim statistics on the reality Yemeni children face, revealing that four out of every five kids need humanitarian assistance – over 11 million youths. A spokesperson said that 400,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and that 8.5 million girls and boys don’t have safe drinking water or sanitation.
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But UNICEF can’t reach all children because of the funding level and fighting. There is no other way to say this – without more international support, more children – those who bear no responsibility for this crisis – will die”,He warned.
Yemen fell into civil war in 2014 after Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized Sanaa, the capital. In March 2015, Saudi-led forces invaded Yemen.
This conflict has destroyed the nation as well as its people. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, described Yemen as “the most dangerous place in the world.” “World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis”This was done in advance of the narrow vote by the United Nations Human Rights Council, which saw it end its mandate to investigate war crimes committed within the country.
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