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UNICEF warns that Yemen's children are paying the heaviest price for living life in a war zone

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By Euronews
UNICEF warns that Yemen's children are paying the heaviest price for living life in a war zone

<p>The future has never been so bleak for the children of Yemen. Images from the past few months show a country teetering on the brink of famine. </p> <p>As the conflict enters its third year this week, the UN children’s agency says the youngest and most vulnerable are paying the heaviest price.</p> <p>According to <span class="caps">UNICEF</span>’s <a href="https://www.unicef.org/media/media_95468.html">latest estimates</a> one child dies every 10 minutes from preventable causes like malnutrition, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections.</p> <p>Attacks on hospitals and clinics have risen by a third, leaving the health system on the verge of collapse. </p> <p>While attacks on schools have more than quadrupled in the last year, forcing thousands to stay away from the classroom.</p> <p>Future generations caught up in the fighting between Iranian-backed rebels and the Saudi-led coalition are at great risk, if no solution is found to the conflict.</p>