The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/73/907–S/2019/509) issued on 20 June 2019.

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

The conflict in Yemen entered its fifth year, with further deterioration in the dire humanitarian situation. Throughout the year, the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen continued air strikes, the Houthis continued to fire missiles into Saudi Arabia, and ground fighting intensified throughout the country. Air strikes attributed to the Coalition affected the majority of governorates, in particular Hudaydah, Sa ‘dah and Hajjah. In June, Government forces, backed by the Coalition, launched an offensive against the Houthis in Hudaydah Governorate. In December, the intra-Yemeni consultations convened by my Special Envoy for Yemen resulted in the Stockholm Agreement, followed by the establishment by the Security Council of a monitoring mission, the United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement, to support its implementation. The capacity of the United Nations to monitor and verify grave violations was significantly impeded by threats and by monitors being deprived of their liberty by parties to conflict. A detailed account of the impact of armed conflict
on children in Yemen is available in my country report (S/2019/453).

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

2018 Verified Figures

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