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Falling through the cracks: The children of Yemen

Falling through the cracks: The children of Yemen

Author: UNICEF Yemen
Price: Free
No. of pages: 12
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: UNICEF Yemen
Languages: English and Arabic

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As the war in Yemen completes two years, children continue to pay the heaviest price while families’ coping mechanisms are stretched to their limit. Nearly 10 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Children are being robbed of their childhood as they come under attack, their future hanging in the balance, unable to learn or fulfil their potential.

Across Yemen, families are increasingly resorting to negative methods to survive. More children are recruited to fight at an ever younger age. In the past two years, the United Nations verified that at least 1,572 boys were recruited and used in the conflict, up from 850 last year. More than two thirds of girls are married off before they reach 18, compared to 50 per cent before the conflict escalated. Download the report to read more >> 



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