Yemen War

The Geneva-based SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties said that more than 5,700 children lost their lives in the Yemeni war due to bombing, rocket and mortar attacks, and mine's shrapnels.

Iran Press/Europe: SAM said that airstrikes, shootings, or turning schools into military depots and barracks have barred more than 2 million children from attending school in Yemen.

"The past six years of war, created a disastrous situation in Yemen, causing the worst humanitarian crisis, and making more than 12 million children in need of humanitarian aid," Anadolu news agency quoted from the SAM report.

"Since the outbreak of the conflict in March 2015, children in most areas of Yemen have been living without services and suffering many violations and challenges in order to obtain basic needs in terms of food, clothing, and medicine."

SAM said that diseases and epidemics in Yemen, the latest of which were Covid 19, have doubled the suffering of children in a country where nearly 2000,000 million children suffer from acute malnutrition, and 400,000 children suffer from life-threatening malnutrition.

SAM emphasized that the war in Yemen deprived thousands of children from their parents who are imprisoned or killed in battles, and forced thousands to leave schools and go to an insecure job market without legal or moral guarantees in order to support their families, which made many of them vulnerable to falling into the hands of human trafficking networks affiliated with Saudi Arabia.

In addition, suspension of teachers’ salaries, non-operation of more than 2,500 schools because of airstrikes or indiscriminate shells, or for turning them into warehouses and military barracks, prevented nearly 2 million students from going to school.

The number of children killed during this period reached more than 5700, the largest number of them fell in Taiz city with 1000 children, followed by Amran (404), Hajjah (368), Sa’da (262), and Sana'a (260).

The number of injured children reached 8170, the largest percentage of them was in Taiz, with a number that reached 4000, due to the indiscriminate shelling, with victims reached 2,500 children, and 690 other children were injured by bullets.

In its report, SAM condemned the grave and escalating violations of the right of children in Yemen, calling for the support of any efforts aimed at stopping the targeting of civilians, especially children, and working to provide psychological and material support to them following the violations they were subjected to.

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Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sudan, and Egypt, invaded Yemen and laid siege to the country by land, sea, and air in order to bring the ousted fugitive Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power.

Saudi Arabia's allies in the war gradually withdrew from the coalition after seeing its ineffectiveness, and only the UAE has continued its military presence in Yemen to this day due to its own expansionist goals and greed.

So far, this military aggression has not resulted in any consequences for the aggressors, except for the killing and wounding of tens of thousands of Yemenis, as well as the displacement of millions of deprived citizens and the destruction of infrastructure, famine, starvation, and the spread of infectious diseases in the country.

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