An organization: Coalition war on Yemen left nearly 6,000 disabled children
According to the “Insaf” organization, 8,218 Yemeni children have been killed and injured since the start of the war in the country. These crimes have shown how the UN has failed to defend the rights of Yemeni children, who are most suffering from psychological and physical harm as well as a lack of healthcare.
The organization stated that 5,559 children have suffered physical disabilities as a result of the war, and the actual number is anticipated to be much higher, on the occasion of the annual “International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression” on June 4, and added that from January to May of last year, coalition cluster bombs resulted in the deaths and injuries of 182 children.
While estimates show that poverty rates have increased to about 80% and that more than eight out of every ten children live with families that do not have sufficient income to provide for their basic needs, “Insaf” emphasized that 12.6 million children require some kind of humanitarian assistance or protection.
The coalition siege, according to the organization, has led to “an increase in malnutrition rates, which have risen from 3.6 million to 6 million people in the past two years, an increase of 66%,” noting that approximately 60 out of every thousand newborns die due to the war, siege, and lack of incubators.
According to the organization’s report, there have been 145 cases of kidnapping and 88 cases of child rape in Yemen as a result of the war, which has increased gender-based violence against children by 63%. The organization acknowledged that the United Nations and its agencies had been absent since the start of the war but rather abandoned their responsibilities and withdrew support from most vital sectors.