The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/865–S/2018/465) issued on 16 May 2018.

A girl looks at her destroyed home, after it was hit by an airstrike in Yemen. Photo: UNICEF

The situation in Yemen remained grave and was marked by continued armed conflict. In November, a military escalation began between the principal belligerents, when the Houthis fired a ballistic missile towards Riyadh and subsequent air strikes and ground fighting intensified, including for the control of ports and supply routes. In December, political alliances shifted, causing the intensified fighting in Sana’a between the Houthis and the General People’s Congress, culminating in the killing of the former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and causing further political instability in the country.

2017 Verified Figures

Cases of Recruitment and Use
Children Killed and Maimed
Incidents of Attacks on Schools and Hospitals
Denial of humanitarian access

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