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62 children killed in Yemen last week: UNICEF

cilda1-1427886923CCNEWS Desk: A spokesperson of United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) said at least 62 children were killed and another 30 wounded in Yemen over the past week.

The UN spokespersons came up with the statement on Tuesday.

“Children need to be protected and all parties to the conflict must do everything they can to protect them,” said the spokesperson.

Fighting has escalated sharply in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes five days ago to block an advance by Shiite rebels know as Huthis.

UNICEF said the fighting was severely damaging health and education services and exacerbating already precarious conditions for children who are facing a food crisis and acute malnutrition.

The violence is leaving children terrified and many of them are being recruited as child soldiers, UNICEF said.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon separately said he was “deeply concerned” by reports of numerous civilian deaths from the military campaign including an attack on Monday on a camp for displaced people that left dozens dead.

Agencies


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