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Over 10,000 Children Have Been Killed or Injured in Yemen Conflict; U.N. Calls for Marib Ceasefire

HeadlineOct 20, 2021

In Yemen, the U.N. is calling for a ceasefire in the city of Marib, where tens of thousands of civilians in need of medical care and other assistance are trapped as fighting intensifies between Saudi-backed Yemeni forces and Houthi rebels to seize control of the city. The Saudi-led coalition said it had recently killed at least 160 Houthi rebels in air raids. The U.N. also warned Yemen’s economy is collapsing and its humanitarian crisis worsening, with more than 20 million Yemenis, or two-thirds of the population, in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. This comes as UNICEF is reporting at least 10,000 children have been killed or injured throughout the brutal war in Yemen. This is a UNICEF spokesperson.

James Elder: “Four out of every five children need humanitarian assistance. That’s 11 million. Four hundred thousand suffer acute malnutrition — severe acute malnutrition. That means they are literally on death’s door. More than 2 million are out of school. Four million more are at risk.”

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