Over 2,000 Children Killed In Yemen Conflict: UNICEF

epa06844446 Three Yemeni children stand behind a window of a destroyed building allegedly hit by a previous Saudi-led airstrike, in Sanaâa, Yemen, 27 June 2018. According to UN recent reports, a total of 1,316 children were killed and maimed in 2017 in Yemen due to the more than three-year conflict, including 370 children were killed directly in Saudi-led airstrikes. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

The UN data has shown that over 2,000 children were killed during the conflict in Yemen, according to the UNICEF.

“There is no justification for this carnage,” said Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF, the UN children’s agency.

“Since 2015, more than half of health facilities have stopped working, and 1,500 schools have been damaged due to airstrikes and shelling,” she said upon her return from a visit to the country.

UNICEF estimates that 2,200 children have been killed in the conflict in Yemen and 3,400 others injured, but Fore said the actual figures might actually be higher, since these only refer to cases that were possible to verify.

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