The scale of suffering in Yemen is staggering.
8th Dec 2015-Yemen, With three children being killed in Yemen every day, Save the Children welcomes the news that long overdue peace talks will resume next week alongside a possible temporary ceasefire. Edward Santiago, Country Director for Save the Children in Yemen, said:
All of our plans to launch the third Race for Survival in Yemen were coming together, until the war and conflict began in March, changing everything.
Instead of working with the children on ideas for the event, and ways to build on the success of last year, I had to inform our partner that it might just be too risky to gather hundreds of children in one place, given the risk posed by airstrikes and shelling. Protecting children is our ultimate priority.
The scale of suffering in Yemen is staggering. Nine months on, the conflict has left the Middle East’s poorest country in a state of freefall with 21.2 million people – or 82% of the population – now in need of humanitarian assistance, including almost 10 million children.
Race for Survival 2015