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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.

Thursday 25 April 2019

I URGE YOU: STOP FUELING THE WAR IN YEMEN

By: Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Country Director in Yemen

Yemeni children are living in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. I see their suffering every day while working on the ground in Yemen. The only way to end this suffering is to end the conflict. It is therefore a shame if national parliaments keep giving the green light to continued sales of military equipment to the Saudi-led coalition.

Thursday 25 April 2019

FAMINE OR NOT, 120,000 CHILDREN IN YEMEN ARE IN A ‘CATASTROPHIC’ CONDITION

Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director Tamer Kirolos said:

“Whether or not we call the hunger crisis in Yemen a famine is irrelevant to the millions of children going hungry every day and to their parents who struggle to put food on the table.

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