The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Monday the scale of the disaster suffered by millions of children in Yemen.
“Nearly 70% of Yemen’s children are among those affected,” the UNICEF said on Twitter, “More than two million children in Yemen suffer from chronic malnutrition.”
The organization indicated that millions of Yemenis live without clean water and 15 million people urgently need assistance.
UNICEF pointed out that 8 million other children in Yemen have water, sanitation and hygiene services to prevent the spread of diseases and save lives, without talking about the priority in the education service, calling on the international community to expedite the provision of the necessary support and assistance to save lives.
This comes because of the war launched by the Saudi-led countries against Yemen on March 26, 2015, with the continuation of the blockade imposed on the Yemeni people, the prevention of entry of food and medicine ships through the port of Hodeida and the closure of Sana’a airport.
The suffering of the Yemeni people has multiplied because employee salaries were suspended when the coalition countries moved the Central Bank from Sana’a to Aden, in addition to the looting of Yemen’s natural wealth of oil and gas and the supply of its revenues to the National Bank in Saudi Arabia. Also, various service facilities, including hospitals and schools, were destroyed by coalition airstrikes