“The lives of the thousands of vulnerable children across Yemen should be a priority for all”

Human Wrongs Watch

By Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director*

NEW YORK, 24 August 2018 (UNICEF)* – “I had hoped that the outrage that followed the Saada attack in Yemen two weeks ago would be a turning point in the conflict. Yesterday’s reported attacks in Ad-Durayhimi, killing 26 children, indicates that it was not.


Boy playing on piece of exploded artillery shell which landed near his home, in the village of Al Mahjar, a suburb of Sana’a, Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Mohamed Hamoud

“I – once again – call for the warring parties, those who have influence over them, the UN Security Council and the international community to take action and end this conflict once and for all.

“The lives of the thousands of vulnerable children across Yemen should be a priority for all.”

*Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, on latest deadly attacks on children in Yemen


UNICEF/UN0219820 | UNICEF Executive Director Henriette H. Fore interacts with children at the child friendly space at the Alqatee’a Health Centre in Aden, Yemen. 25 June 2018

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