Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, on latest deadly attacks on children in Yemen

“The lives of the thousands of vulnerable children across Yemen should be a priority for all.”

24 August 2018

NEW YORK, 24 August 2018 – “I had hoped that the outrage that followed the Saada attack in Yemen two weeks ago would be a turning point in the conflict. Yesterday’s reported attacks in Ad-Durayhimi, killing 26 children, indicates that it was not.

“I – once again – call for the warring parties, those who have influence over them, the UN Security Council and the international community to take action and end this conflict once and for all.

“The lives of the thousands of vulnerable children across Yemen should be a priority for all.”

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A child being treated for malnutrition waits to receive Ready To Use Therapeautic Food at the UNICEF-supported Alsabeen Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen. 27 June 2018
A child being treated for malnutrition waits to receive Ready To Use Therapeautic Food at the UNICEF-supported Alsabeen Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen. 27 June 2018

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