Over 10,000 Yemeni children killed or maimed since beginning of Saudi invasion

Over 10,000 Yemeni children killed or maimed since beginning of Saudi invasion

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday that 10,000 Yemeni children have either been killed or maimed since the beginning of the US-Saudi aggressive coalition in March 2015.

UNICEF spokesman James Elder told the United Nations in Geneva after returning from a visit to Yemen that “the Yemeni conflict has reached a new, disgraceful level.”

“We now have 10,000 children either killed or maimed since March 2015, which is equivalent to four children every day,” he said, noting that many killings and maimings of children have never been recorded.

“Four out of five children in Yemen, or about 11 million in total, need humanitarian assistance, while about 400,000 suffer from severe malnutrition and more than 2 million have dropped out of education,” Elder added.

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