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Yemen war a ‘living hell’ for children, warns UNICEF

Yemen war a 'living hell' for children, warns UNICEF

Truth NGO – A representative for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the ongoing conflict in Yemen has made the impoverished Arab country a “living hell” for children. Meritxell Relano said on Thursday that more than 11 million children were facing the threat of food shortages, disease, displacement and acute lack of access to basic social services. “The conflict …

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UNICEF: 1million Syrian children in Idlib at risk if assault mounted

1million Syrian children in Idlib at risk if assault mounted

Truth NGO – More than a million Syrian children are at risk in the event of a government military assault on the rebel-held province of Idlib, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF director of emergency programmes, said that the agency has drawn up contingency plans including providing clean water and nutritional supplies to some …

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UN chief calls for investigation into Saudi-led strike that killed Yemen children

UN chief calls for investigation into Saudi-led strike that killed Yemen children

Truth NGO – UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an independent investigation into a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen that killed dozens of children. The airstrike on Thursday hit a bus carrying children from a summer camp in a busy market area in the northern Majz District, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement. Condemning the attack, …

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New cholera outbreak spreading fast in Yemen’s Hudaydah

Truth NGO – The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, has warned that a fresh cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in Yemen’s vital seaport of Hudaydah, amid ongoing attacks by the Saudi-led coalition against the besieged provincial capital. “Over a year after cholera broke out in Yemen, killing more than 2,000 people, the disease is back and spreading fast in … …

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Saudi attacks on Yemeni water systems increase disease risk: UNICEF

Saudi attacks on Yemeni water systems increase disease risk

Truth NGO – The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has vehemently condemned recent airstrikes conducted by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen’s water systems, warning that their destruction could endanger more lives in the impoverished state. In a statement released on Tuesday, Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa, said that the water facility in …

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Israeli forces open fire on Gaza protesters

Israeli forces open fire on Gaza protesters, kill Palestinian teen

Truth NGO – Israeli regime forces have reportedly killed a Palestinian teenager and injured 25 others when they opened fire on protesters taking part in a weekly march in the besieged Gaza Strip in solidarity with the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar. In a statement issued on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza identified the killed protester as …

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UNICEF slams ‘carnage’ of over 2,200 Yemeni children

UNICEF slams ‘carnage’ of over 2,200 Yemeni children

Truth NGO – The UNICEF chief has slammed the “carnage” of over 2,200 children during the ongoing war in Yemen, warning that millions of other children are currently suffering the agonies of the humanitarian crises in the country. “The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a country already on the brink deep into the abyss,” UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore …

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Over 700,000 Rohingya kids in Bangladeshi camps at risk

Over 700,000 Rohingya kids in Bangladeshi camps at risk

Truth NGO – Urgent efforts are needed to help more than 720,000 Rohingya Muslim children who are threatened either by the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh or by ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar, said UNICEF. In a report marking six months since the start of the latest exodus of Rohingya refugees into southern Bangladesh, UNICEF …

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UNICEF: Over 5,000 kids killed by Saudi war on Yemen

Over 5,000 kids killed by Saudi war on Yemen

Over 5,000 children have been killed by Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen since it began in March 2015, says a report by the UN children’s agency. The report published by UNICEF on Tuesday, noted that the Saudi war had killed “an average of five children every day since March 2015.” It added that at least two million Yemeni children were …

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UNICEF says future of 4.5 Yemeni schoolchildren at stake

UNICEF says future of 4.5 Yemeni schoolchildren at stake

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the future of up to 4.5 million schoolchildren in the war-torn Yemen is uncertain as thousands of teachers refuse to attend classes for not receiving their salaries during the past year. “The future of 4.5 million students hangs in the balance,” Rajat Madhok, the spokesman of the UN the …

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