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UNICEF: 10K children killed or maimed in Yemen

Abdullatif Al-Washali
Press TV, Sana'a

Human suffering in Yemen has reached some staggering levels, especially for children.

UNICEF spokesperson James Elder said in a press briefing following his recent visit to Yemen that at least 10,000 Yemeni children were killed or maimed since the onset of the Saudi-led war on Yemen and many more child deaths and injuries go unrecorded by the UN.

Eleven million children need humanitarian assistance, Elder said, including 400,000 suffering from acute malnutrition.

Ali is two and a half months old. He is suffering from severe acute malnutrition and he may die if he did not get proper treatment.

Yemen is on the brink of famine and was described by the United Nations as the world's worst humanitarian crisis as a result of the years-long Saudi war and blockade.

More than six years after the start of the brutal Saudi-led war, the endless suffering of Yemeni children continues, as they are deprived of their most basic needs, such as food and medicine. This has made Yemen the most difficult place in the world to be a child.


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