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Yemeni children's rights violated amid Saudi war

Abdullatif Al-Washali
Press TV, Sana'a

Yemen’s 'Intisaf' organization for the rights of women and children has held an event in the capital Sana'a to mark the international day for children's rights. The local body released a report highlighting the tragic situation of Yemeni children amid the ongoing Saudi war and blockade for the course from March 2015, to November 2021.

The report says 300 Yemeni children die every day due to the lack of health services.

The number of children suffering from cancerous tumors has also reached 71,000 as a result of the Saudi-led coalition's use of internationally prohibited weapons in bombing residential areas.

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies launched a deadly war on Yemen in March 2015. The war has killed tens of thousands of civilians, many of them women and children, and displaced millions more.

Yemenis say the atrocities of Saudi Arabia and the suffering of the Yemeni children are the results of the years-long war and siege imposed on the country. They believe that the UN’s removal of Riyadh from the list of parties responsible for gave violations against children last year has emboldened the kingdom to continue its crimes in Yemen.

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