Yemen's Children Suffering in Silence

 

 As a direct result of the ongoing and often brutal armed conflict during the past year, children’s lives in Yemen have been torn apart. Girls and boys are now facing daily challenges to both survive the conflict and access enough food, safe drinking water, and basic healthcare. And while the fighting continues and the delivery of vital humanitarian aid and commercial supplies to those most in need is obstructed, the lives of thousands more children are at risk. The future for those that survive is also uncertain. The number of children who are not attending school has more than doubled during the past twelve months and now equates to nearly half of the school-age population. Many children have also been psychologically scarred and will need significant support to recover from their experiences and be able to live happy and productive lives in the future.

This brief report outlines the current situation for Yemen’s children and submits a call to the UN and the international community to take action to end the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the devastating impact it is having on children. 

Published 2016-03-31

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Publisher
Publication year
2016
Format
pdf, 12p.
Country
Yemen
Our thematic areas
Child Protection
Content Type
Reports

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Publisher
Publication year
2016
Format
pdf, 12p.
Country
Yemen
Our thematic areas
Child Protection
Content Type
Reports