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Thursday 25 April 2019

“CHILDREN WERE BLEEDING ON THE FLOOR, CALLING FOR THEIR PARENTS”

Sanaa, April 8, 2019 – A Save the Children child protection worker who rushed to the scene of the school where several pupils were killed yesterday described scenes of devastation, and children bleeding heavily while aid workers tried to reach them.

Thursday 25 April 2019

YEMEN HOSPITAL BOMBING: NUMBER OF CHILDREN KILLED RISES TO FIVE

The number of children killed in an airstrike which hit a Save the Children supported hospital in Kitaf, Yemen, yesterday has risen to five.

A boy of just 8 years old was the youngest person killed. Another boy aged 10, two boys aged twelve and one boy aged 14 also lost their lives. The total death toll has now reached eight.

The children, along with three adults, died when a missile struck a petrol station near the entrance to Kitaf rural hospital, about 60km from the city of Saada in the northwest of Yemen, at 9.30am yesterday.

Thursday 25 April 2019

1,000 CHILDREN INFECTED EVERY DAY AS YEMEN CHOLERA OUTBREAK SPIKES

SANA’A, YEMEN (March 26) - An alarming spike in suspected cholera cases in Yemen is infecting 1,000 children every day, Save the Children is warning.

40,000 new cases were reported in just the last two weeks, a spike of 150% compared to the same period last month. More than a third were children under the age of fifteen – an average of 1,000 cases every day.

With heavy rains arriving, the outbreak is now set to spread even faster without urgent action, the aid organisation says.

Thursday 25 April 2019

“HEAR OUR VOICES, WE’RE SICK OF WAR"

SANAA – For the first time in Yemen’s four-year-long war a group of teenagers have written their own calls for peace, saying adults have failed to protect them. “Hear our voices. We are children just like any other children, just like your children. We don’t want to live in a warzone anymore, we are sick of it.

 

Thursday 25 April 2019

ONE IN TEN CHILDREN FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES BECAUSE OF CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE IN YEMEN

SANAA, 31 January 2019 – At least one in ten children across Yemen (1.5 million) have been forced from their homes because of the four-year-long brutal war, exposing them to serious risks including hunger, disease and violence, warns Save the Children.

More than half a million children have been displaced by the fighting in Hodeidah governorate in just the past six months, according to the UN. That’s an average of more than 2,000 children every single day since June last year. And that’s only from Hodeidah, which has seen some of the worst fighting in Yemen.

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