228 Yemeni children killed, injured by mines in 2018: UNICEF

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-04-06 | Since 3 Month

Yemeni child with synthetic limbs, following a mine explosion

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228 children have been or killed in Yemen during 2018 by mines and explosive remnants of the 4-year war, said the UNICEF Friday on Twitter.

Two children were killed and seven others injured last week when unexploded bomb went off at their school in Sana'a, UNICEF office in Yemen added.

According to statistics by the Fund, 38 children have been killed and 190 others wounded in Yemen by landmines, devices and explosive remnants.

The UNICEF provides medical care for children affected by mines and unexploded bombs, and supports their families, said the group noting that during 2018 it supported 102 children to get synthetic limbs in place the ones they had lost as a result of explosives or armed conflict.

The organization called on the Yemeni war-connected parties to stop fighting and impose peace.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi,leaving tens of thousands killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and 3 million displaced.

The UN calls Yemen the "world's worst humanitarian crisis", with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 14 million people risking famine and some 1.8 million children suffering malnutrition.

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