Yemen 2018-03-05T12:03:35+00:00

The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/361-S/2017/821) issued on 24 August 2017.

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

A cessation of hostilities was in effect from April until peace talks adjourned in early August. During this period, while fighting continued in many locations, there was a significant decrease in the number of child casualties, in particular those resulting from air strikes, and in the number of attacks on schools and hospitals, although the intensification of hostilities following the adjournment let to increased violations. Throughout 2016, the documentation of violations against children was constrained by access restrictions and insecurity.

2016 Verified Figures

Cases of Recruitment and Use
Children Released by Saudi-led Coalition
Children Killed and Maimed
Incidents of Attacks on Schools and Hospitals