UNICEF: More than 10,000 children dead or wounded in the Yemeni conflict

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Since the conflict began in March 2015, at least 10,000 children have been killed or injured in Yemen, according to UNICEF, which said Tuesday in Geneva that "the conflict in Yemen has reached another shameful milestone" "It is the equivalent of four children a day and the data only covers cases that the UN has been able to verify" UNICEF spokesman James Elder, who just visited the nation, said.

Yemen's humanitarian crisis is the world's worst, and it's only getting worse thanks to a violent and prolonged conflict, an economic crisis, the deterioration of any service, and a slow response to UN appeals for funding in a country where four out of every five children, or 11 million, require assistance. According to the spokeswoman, UNICEF urgently needs about 235 million dollars to continue its work in Yemen until mid-2022 and avoid having to restrict or suspend crucial support to vulnerable children.

Publish : 2021-10-19 20:41:00

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