Yemen: Where does this cruelty end?

Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa

24 August 2018
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AMMAN/SANA’A, 24 August, 2018 – “Yesterday in northern Yemen, another 26 children and their mothers were reportedly killed in attacks in Ad-Durayhimi. Some were fleeing fierce clashes.

“Children continue to be victims of intense and senseless violence in Yemen.

“Where does this cruelty end?

“Stop the war on children in Yemen!”


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