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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that around 12 million children in Yemen need urgent humanitarian assistance.

UNICEF Representative in Yemen Sara Beysolow Nyanti, in a written statement on the occasion of World Children's Rights Day, stated that Yemen is one of the worst countries for children in spite of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Nyanti pointed out that the ongoing conflicts brought the social service across the country to the brink of...

Health officials in Aslam, in Yemen's Abs district, warn that more than six million children could be at risk of malnutrition if the war in the Arab world's poorest country continues. 

But this not the only reason behind the high mortality rate among children in Yemen.

There is also the conflict, now in its fifth year.

On Tuesday, at least five civilians, including three children, were killed in an air raid by the Saudi-UAE coalition that targeted a moving vehicle in the...

More than 7,500 civilians, including almost 2,000 children, died in Yemen between March 26, 2015 and September 5, 2019, said United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

"By September 5, 2019, our employees in Yemen confirmed the death of 7,508 civilians, including 1,997 minors," Bachelet said when speaking at the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, and warned that the number of Dead civilians continues to grow.

Bachelet noted that most of the...

A total of 335 Yemeni children have been killed in Yemen in the past year, Oxfam said Wednesday. 

The international humanitarian group said the "children have been killed by violent attacks including airstrikes, mines and shelling since 9 August 2018," and that almost 600 have been injured during that time.

On Aug. 9, a Saudi-led airstrike targeted a bus carrying children in Yemen’s northwestern Saada province. At least 50 people, including 41 children, were killed and dozens...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stated that “every two hours, a mother and six newborns die in Yemen due to complications in pregnancy or childbirth.”

The data was included in a report issued by the organisation, Monday.

UNICEF explained that “the years of war in Yemen have led to worsening the condition of women and their newborns during labour, in a country which is already the poorest in the Middle East and one of the poorest worldwide even before the escalation...

Seven children were killed in an attack on the city of Taiz last week, the United Nations' agency for children said in a statement on Sunday.

The victims, aged between 4 and 14, were killed on Friday in an attack on the Mawiyah district, UNICEF said.

Taiz, in southern Yemen, is under siege by the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels but controlled by pro-government forces, who are supported by the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

"This attack...

More than 100,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported among children under the age of 15 in Yemen since the start of the year —more than twice the number during the same period in 2018.

Children account for nearly half (45 percent) of all the new cases. Altogether, there were 236,550 cases of suspected cholera between January 1 and April 19, 2019. Of these, 105,384 were in children under 15. Almost half these cases were recorded in the last month alone — nine times as many...

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 22 civilians, including women and children, in a village in northern Yemen, the United Nations said on March 11.

Medical sources quoted by the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen said the attacks in Kushar district, in Hajja Province, killed 10 women and 12 children and wounded 30 people, including 14 under the age of 18.

“Many of the injured children have been sent to hospitals in Abs district and in Sanaa for treatment...

“In Yemen today, nearly 1.2 million children continue to live in 31 active conflict zones including Hudaydah, Taizz, Hajjah and Sa’da - in areas witnessing heavy, war-related violence. 

“Not enough has changed for children in Yemen since the Stockholm agreement on 13 December 2018. Every day since, eight children have been killed or injured. Most of the children killed were playing outdoors with their friends or were on their way to or from school. 

“The impact of the conflict...

The group’s Yemen head, Tamer Kirolos, said he thinks help from all countries should continue to increase as the situation gets worse.

Kirolos told Anadolu Agency 85,000 children is estimated to have died in Yemen since the beginning of the crisis there because of a lack of access to basic needs such as food, health services and medicine.

He said the number of children who have died in bombings and shelling is also in the tens of thousands.

“The most important thing is...

Abd al Khaleq and Abd al Rahim, newborn Yemeni conjoined twins whose plight sparked a plea for urgent medical treatment overseas, died in Sanaa.

Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen who were in urgent need of treatment abroad died on Saturday, the health ministry in Houthi-controlled Yemen said overnight.

Doctors treating two-week-old Abd al Khaleq and Abd al Rahim in the capital Sanaa had said the boys could not survive within Yemen's war-ravaged health system and needed to be...

More than 6700 children have been killed since the outbreak of the Yemen war in 2015, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) announced yesterday.

“Around 358,000 Yemeni children suffer from severe acute malnutrition,” UNICEF said on Twitter, stressing that the victims required “immediate treatment.”

The UN organisation called for “halting attacks” against children in the war-torn country.

For nearly four years, Yemen has witnessed fierce...

The living conditions of millions of children in Yemen are a disgrace. There is no excuse for these dark realities in the 21st century. Wars, deep economic crises and decades of underdevelopment have not spared a single girl or boy in Yemen. The suffering of children is all man-made.

“The toll of almost four years of the recent fighting across Yemen is mind-boggling, with more than 2,700 children recruited to fight an adults’ war. Over 6,700 children were verified killed or severely...

Yemen’s war and the ensuing economic collapse has left 15.9 million people, 53 percent of the population, facing “severe acute food insecurity” and famine was a danger if immediate action was not taken, a survey said on Saturday.

The report was released as the United Nations brought Yemen’s warring sides together for the first peace talks in two years. Humanitarian groups say peace is the only way of ending the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

While war was the main cause...

Yemen's war of three-and-a-half years has killed at least 10,000 people and pushed the nation to the brink of the world's worst famine in 100 years, leaving 14 million people -- about half the country's population -- at risk of starvation, according to the United Nations.

The United States will bear shared responsibility for what may be the largest famine in decades if it does not cease its military support for the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in Yemen,...