The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, tweeted on Wednesday that over 6,700 children have been killed and injured since the beginning of “Saudi-led coalition’s war” on Yemen in 2015.
It said that nearly 358,000 children have been suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed and around 14 million Yemenis are at risk of famine, according to the UN.
Yemen has been suffering from a Saudi-led military campaign since 2015, which has caused the worlds worst humanitarian crisis, in addition of pushing the impoverished state to the brink of famine, according to a previous statement by the United Nations.
After 4 years of a brutal war, the spokesman of the salvation government has declared that the number of civilians killed till last year it amounted to be 15359 people, while the number of injured is 24121, in a total of 39480 people between killed and injured; in addition to more than 22 million are in vital need of humanitarian aid.
Only an end to the war can bring lasting relief to the children of Yemen. But until then, the international community must continue to put pressure on all sides to urgently address the humanitarian crisis. – Yemen Press