Humanitarian

Wednesday 31 July 2019

STATES WITH POWERFUL FRIENDS CAN GET AWAY WITH DESTROYING CHILDREN’S LIVES

With at least 1689 Yemeni children killed or maimed in 2018, children are still bearing the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, Save the Children warned today. Some 729 of the child casualties were a result of attacks by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition, in addition to 15 attacks on schools and hospitals, according to the annual UN-report on Children and Armed Conflict.

Thursday 25 April 2019

YEMEN CHOLERA OUTBREAK: 100,000 CHILDREN INFECTED SINCE START OF 2019

Sana’a, Yemen, 25 April 2019 – More than 100,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported among children under the age of 15 in Yemen since the start of the year - more than twice the number during the same period in 2018.

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.

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