Palestinians, including children, left without international protection in one of the most volatile areas in the occupied Palestinian territory.
RAMALLAH - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Oxfam and Save the Children have warned today that hundreds of civilians, including children, will see their safety put at risk by the withdrawal of international observers deployed in the city of Hebron.
Half a million children displaced by fighting in Hodeidah in just six months
Daoud* (above), 15 months, from Hodeidah, has his arm measured by a health worker at Save the Children’s Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP), in a camp for displaced people (below) in Lahj district, Yemen, where he receives treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition.
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.
Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director, said:
“The warring parties must implement the steps agreed in Sweden, in line with international humanitarian law. The world will be watching. A ceasefire in Hodeidah, and the reopening of Sanaa airport to domestic flights,are important first steps to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Yemen.
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