UNICEF: 10,000 minors killed or injured in Yemen since 2015
A UNICEF report reveals that just over the first two months of 2022, 47 Yemeni children were reportedly killed or maimed.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlighted on Saturday that Yemeni children are the “first and most to suffer” from the war on Yemen.
UNICEF reported that at least 10,000 minors were killed or injured and 400,000 were malnourished since the Saudi-led coalition launched its aggression against Yemen in 2015.
Philippe Duamelle, the UNICEF representative to Yemen, pointed out that “Just over the first two months of this year, 47 children were reportedly killed or maimed in several locations" across the country.
In total, "the UN verified that more than 10,200 children have been killed or injured" since the beginning of the war on Yemen, Duamelle indicated.
He made clear that "The actual number is likely much higher.”
"Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis"
The UNICEF official expressed that “Violence, misery and grief have been commonplace in Yemen with severe consequences on millions of children and families."
The war on Yemen displaced millions of Yemenis, led to the crash of the country's healthcare and education system, and made 80 percent of its citizens depend on aid.
The report said that "Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis with 20.7 million people – 71 percent of the total population – in need of humanitarian assistance."
11.3 million Yemeni children in need of humanitarian assistance
A 2021 report by UNICEF had stated that 11.3 million children in Yemen are "in need of humanitarian assistance," with the aggression still ongoing for the seventh consecutive year in the impoverished country.
It is noteworthy that on March 1, a member of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mohammad Ali Al-Houthi, accused the US and UK of testing the effectiveness of their weapons by selling them to the Gulf aggression countries, which they use in killing Yemeni children.