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

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.

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.

According to UNICEF’s latest estimates one child dies every 10 minutes from preventable causes like malnutrition, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections.

Attacks on hospitals and clinics have risen by a third, leaving the health system on the verge of collapse.

While attacks on schools have more than quadrupled in the last year, forcing thousands to stay away from the classroom.

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.

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