In Yemen, the number of children killed or injured continues to increase as violence escalates
At least 47 children were reportedly killed or injured in several locations in Yemen in the first two months of the year alone
Statement by Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF Representative to Yemen
SANA’A, 12 March 2022 – “Following the intensification of the conflict in 2021, violence has continued to escalate this year and as always children are the first and most to suffer.
“Just over the first two months of this year, 47 children were reportedly killed or maimed in several locations across Yemen.
“Since the conflict escalated in Yemen nearly seven years ago, the UN verified that more than 10,200 children have been killed or injured. The actual number is likely much higher.
“UNICEF calls on all parties to the conflict in Yemen and those with influence over them to protect civilians wherever they are. Children’s safety, their well-being and protection must be safeguarded at all times.
“Violence, misery and grief have been commonplace in Yemen with severe consequences on millions of children and families. It is high time that a sustainable political solution is reached for people and their children to finally live in the peace they so well deserve.”
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