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Hundreds of Children Had Lost Their Lives in Deadly Month Long Fighting In Yemen – UNICEF

According to the statement released on Friday, the UN children`s agency UNICEF said that not less than 117 children had lost their lives in the past month in Yemen since the beginning of the Saudi led military campaign on 26 March.

Also around 117 children were injured in the violence. As per the UNICEF officials, the numbers of injured are moderate and they expect the actual death toll of children to be much higher.

According to Mohammed al Asaadi, an UNICEF official,

“Over half the children killed were all based in the northern region as a result of the air strikes, whenever we monitor cases like this, we go into details of the circumstances of their death, whether from gunshot wounds, airstrikes, artillery shells or street battles.”

It was also confirmed by the UNICEF that the armed group have recruited at least 140 children, 23 hospitals were been attacked and 30 schools were damaged or occupied by parties to the conflict.

Many children`s lives have been saved by UNICEF than any other humanitarian organization.

According to the World Health Organization said on Thursday, that the overall death toll in Yemen had reached to 1000, and among them 551 were said to be civilians.

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