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.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed [...]
UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Condemns Escalation of Violence Against Children
New York – The Special Representative of the [...]
An infant in an incubator at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana’a. Intensive fighting and bombing has caused frequent power cuts, shortage of medicines and fuel, paralyzing hospitals across Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Magd Farid
A boy holds a large piece of exploded artillery shell, which landed in the village of Al Mahjar, a suburb of Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Mohamed Hamoud
Statement on the situation in Yemen by Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Expressing alarm at dramatic increases in the scale and impact [...]