UNICEF: 1,400 Children Killed in Yemen Since March 2015
الأربعاء 11/يناير/2017 - 10:28 مhagar amer
Since the escalation of conflict in Yemen in March 2015, the United Nations has recorded the deaths of almost 1,400 children, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) representative in Yemen Meritxell Relano said on Wednesday.
"Over 2,140 others have been injured. The actual numbers are likely to be much higher," Relano said in a statement published on UNICEF website.
She added that some 2,000 schools were destroyed, damaged or used for military purposes or as shelters for displaced families.
"Schools should be zones of peace at all times, a sanctuary where children can learn, grow, play and be safe. Children should never risk their lives only to attend school," Relano underlined, adding that UNICEF called on all parties to the conflict to follow their obligations under international humanitarian law and stop attacks on civilian infrastructure, including schools.