Yemen

Thursday 16 May 2019

Save the Children calls for perpetrators of violations against children in conflict zones across the world to be held to account

Charter to protect children in conflict launched today

THE HAGUE – After a day of heavy airstrikes in the Yemen capital Sana’a, in which at least four children were killed and many were injured, Save the Children calls on governments around the world to recognize the role they have to play in ending grave violations against children, including ending arms sales to countries that indiscriminately bomb civilian areas.

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Friday 3 May 2019

Conflict in Yemen: Devastating toll on pregnant women and new mums becomes clear as malnutrition admissions soar

The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women treated for acute malnutrition almost doubled between 2016 and 2018, new data from Yemen has shown.

Despite the rapid scale up, it is estimated that in 2018 more than 150,000 went untreated due to brutal fighting, lack of access to critical areas and underfunding.

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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.

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Monday 8 April 2019

Yemen Statement: “Children were bleeding on the floor, calling for their parents”

Save the Children staff describes scenes of devastation at school in Sanaa: 

“Children were bleeding on the floor, calling for their parents"

 

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Wednesday 27 March 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.

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