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3 Million children born into war in Yemen

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More than 3 million children were born in Yemen since the escalation in violence in March 2015 according to a UNICEF report. Born into War details how children in Yemen have been scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services including water, health care and education.

“An entire generation of children in Yemen is growing up knowing nothing but violence. Children in Yemen are suffering the devastating consequences of a war that is not of their making,” said Meritxell Relano, UNICEF Representative in Yemen. “Malnutrition and disease are rampant as basic services collapse. Those who survive are likely to carry the physical and psychological scars of conflict for the rest of their lives.”

Child friendly activities help children affected by conflict in Yemen stay in school

UNICEF Yemen/2018/Al Romaim

   

   

   
The conflict in Yemen- now into its third year- continues with significant impact on children’s psychosocial well-being and development. Children are experiencing what no child should have to; exposure to violence, disaster, loss of friends and relatives, or separation from family members and friends and lack of access to education service.

More than 2000 schools remain closed across Yemen due to the conflict. They have either been damaged or vacated due to violence and insecurity. Those that are open started the school term quite late.

Born into war - 1,000 days of lost childhood

Born into war - 1,000 days of lost childhood

  

   

More than 3 million children were born in Yemen since the escalation in violence in March 2015 according to a UNICEF report. Born into War details how children in Yemen have been scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services including water, health care and education.

The report calls on all parties to the conflict, those with influence on them and the global community to prioritise the protection of children in Yemen.

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