Tuesday December 13, 2022

Over 11,000 Children Killed in Yemen’s Civil War: UN

The United Nations says over 11,000 children have been killed in Yemen’s civil war since it escalated nearly eight years ago.

UNICEF’s executive director Catherine Russell said thousands of children have lost their lives while hundreds of thousands more remain at risk of death from preventable diseases or starvation.

The UN agency said about two point two million Yemeni children are acutely malnourished, one-quarter of them aged under five and most are at extreme risk from cholera, measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

She said the urgent renewal of the truce would be a positive first step that would allow critical humanitarian access.

UNICEF has appealed for 484.4 million dollar in funding to tackle the humanitarian crisis.

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