Yemen: The coalition's child casualties during the war amounted to more than 8,000 martyrs and wounded

20 November, 2022
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Yemen: The coalition's child casualties during the war amounted to more than 8,000 martyrs and wounded

The Insaf Organization for Women and Children's Rights in Sana'a said, "The number of child victims of the Saudi coalition in Yemen has reached 8,116 children, between martyrs and wounded, in nearly 8 years."


In a statistic it issued on the occasion of International Children's Day, which falls on next Monday, the organization stated that the number of child martyrs reached 3,860, while the number of wounded children reached 4,256 since the start of the aggression against Yemen until today, November 19. I also mentioned that 25 children have been killed as a result of the remnants of war, aggression and mines, since the armistice took effect on the second of last April.


It pointed out that the number of persons with disabilities increased from 3 million before the aggression to 4.5 million people now, indicating that about 6 thousand civilians were disabled as a result of the aggression, including approximately 5 thousand and 559 children, and the actual number is expected to be much higher.


With regard to education, it stated that there are at least two million and 400 thousand children still out of school out of an estimated 10.6 million children of school age (from 6 to 17 years), while nearly 3 schools are either destroyed or damaged.


And It indicated that the number of children who face a dropout from education may rise to nearly 6 million children, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Education.


And It confirmed the exacerbation of child labor in Yemen due to the aggression and the blockade, pointing out that 1.4 million children working in Yemen are deprived of their most basic rights, and that about 34.3% of children between the ages of 5 and 17 work in Yemen, with the expansion of the phenomenon of child labor during the period of aggression at great rates. It may exceed 4 times more than it was previously.


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