Saudi campaign has killed 1,400 Yemeni kids, UNICEF says

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‘The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says nearly 1,400 children have been killed in the ongoing deadly Saudi campaign against Yemen.

Meritxell Relano, UNICEF’s representative in Yemen, said on Wednesday that hundreds more had been injured and many schools closed since March 2015, when Saudi Arabia started its campaign.

“Attacks on civilian areas continue to kill and injure scores of children in Yemen,” Relano said, adding, “Instead of learning, children are witnessing death, war and destruction.”

Relano said the actual casualty toll was likely to be much higher than the verified figures. She said that some 2,000 schools across Yemen can no longer be used because they have been damaged, destroyed or are used as shelters or for military purposes.’

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