UNICEF spokesman James Elder spoke at a news conference at a conference on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
During his speech, Elder said that he has witnessed the difficult situations faced by children in the northern and southern regions of Yemen.
“I have met with pediatricians, teachers and nurses in the regions where I went and everyone told me about the difficult conditions and that the country was on the verge of collapse,” she said.
Elder also added that the factors causing the humanitarian crisis in Yemen are “serious conflicts”, “economic collapse”, “destruction of health systems”.
Referring to statistics, the UN says that 4 out of every 5 children need humanitarian assistance, which corresponds to more than 11 million children. 400 thousand children are under severe malnutrition and more than 2 million children can not be educated, while for another 4 million children there is a risk of dropping out of school.
It is also reported that 1.7 million children have been displaced due to the conflict.
Since March 2015, when the civil war began, more than 10,000 children have been killed.
The UNICEF spokesman further noted that assistance from this organization has somewhat alleviated the humanitarian crisis, but according to him if more international assistance is not provided then more children will die.
In Yemen, political instability has prevailed for a long time and this has had very serious consequences for the people there.
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