Τρίτη, 8 Αυγούστου 2017

Over 200 children killed in Yemen war in 2017: UNICEF

Yemeni ongoing civil war
A top United Nations official in Yemen said on Monday that a total of 201 children have been killed in the Yemeni ongoing civil war since the beginning of 2017.


"In 2017, 201 children have been killed in Yemen: 152 boys and 49 girls," UNICEF resident representative in Yemen Meritxell Relano said in her twitter account on Monday.

Relano's remarks came three days after an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition hit a family's home in Mahdha area in the Yemeni northern province of Saada, killing six children and three women.

Commenting on Friday's airstrike, Relano condemned the attack but did not accuse any party behind it.

Relano also said that "377 boys have been recruited and used in the conflict since the start of 2017. We know there are many more...unfortunately."

Relano did not provide further details about which cities the children were recruited from nor parties behind the recruitment.

According to UN agencies, more than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed during more than two years of war in Yemen that also displaced over 3 million.
 [globaltimes.cn/Xinhua]
8/8/17

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