UN: Over 200 children killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen in 2017

 

The United Nations says more than 200 Yemeni children have lost their lives and hundreds more sustained injuries in Saudi-led strikes since the beginning of the current year as Riyadh continues its aerial campaign against its crisis-hit southern neighbor.

“In 2017, 201 children killed in Yemen: 152 boys and 49 girls,” the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Resident Representative in Yemen, Meritxell Relano, wrote in a Twitter post on Monday.

She said 347 Yemeni children, including 113 girls, have been maimed as a result of the Yemeni conflict, and that 377 boys have been recruited in the ongoing fighting there this year.

Relano’s statements came three days after at least 12 civilians, including children, were killed in Saudi aerial attacks in Yemen's northwestern province of Sa'ada.

 

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