The War on Children in Yemen: UNICEF

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Millions of children are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, UNICEF’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said in a press conference Sunday in Jordan’s capital Amman.

“More than 11 million Yemeni children are today in acute need of humanitarian assistance. This number makes the 40 percent of the population,” Geert Cappelaere, the regional director, said.

He added that Yemen is one of the countries that faces the highest level of malnutrition in the world.

Nearly 5,000 children have been killed or seriously injured in the last two and a half years, Cappelaere said:

“Thousands of schools and health facilities have been completely destroyed. Two million children today in Yemen suffer acute malnutrition.”

Aid ships were allowed after 20 days of a blockade to port of Al-Hudaydah. This port has been under the control of Houthi rebels and ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh’s biased forces. He also stressed that the country needs more humanitarian aid.

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An aid ship, carrying 5,500 tons of flour, was reported to have reached the port of Al-Hudaydah, by an institution controlled by the Houthis.

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2 Responses

  1. When you look back at the many nations we shocked and awed, and the unnecessary wars we waged, which resulted in millions of Muslims killed, millions injured, and millions now refugees, we have a lot to be remorseful about, and should be ashamed that we who advocated for democracy, and equality, have been responsible for the brutal massacre of Muslims. We should also be held responsible for selling (and gifting) deadly weapons used by nations like Saudi Arabia, and Israel, who have been condemned by the rest of the world, for the senseless killing of civilians, in other nations. All that, but it never seems to stop us, or make us hesitate. Our foreign policies stink.

  2. نعم أنها حرب قذرة تشن على الشعب اليمني بأكمله وبمثابة عقاب جماعي له بينما مراكز النفوذ والقوى المتصارعة تزداد قوة وكل يوم تحقق تراكم من المال والسلاح والنفوذ.

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