Yemen’s children ‘locked in vicious cycle’

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SIX children are killed or injured every day and children as young as 10 years old are recruited to fight in conflict-torn Yemen, according to a United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) report, which also underscored that child recruitment has risen exponentially during the fighting and that the country is at risk of becoming a failed State. The report, “Children on the Brink,” highlights the heavy toll that the violence in Yemen is having on children and the deterioration in an already precarious humanitarian situation. Unicef verified more than 1,560 incidents of grave violations again children in Yemen. As a result, more than 900 children were killed and more than 1,300 were injured in the past year alone.

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