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UNICEF says 1,121 children killed in Yemen in 15 months

UN children’s fund UNICEF said Tuesday that 1,121 children had been killed and another 1,650 injured since March of last year due to the ongoing war on Yemen.

 

 

UN children’s fund UNICEF said Tuesday that 1,121 children had been killed and another 1,650 injured since March of last year due to the ongoing war on Yemen.

Julien Harneis, UNICEF representative in Yemen, said in a statement,”Children are paying the heaviest price of the war”. 

Harneis went on to urge all sides of the conflict to comply with international humanitarian law and refrain from putting children in harm’s way.

In a Tuesday statement, World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Yemen Ahmed Shado warned that many medical facilities across the war-torn country had ceased to function due to chronic fuel and electricity shortfalls, along with shortages of medical staff and equipment.

 

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