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62 Children Killed in Week-Old Yemen Conflict, UNICEF Confirms

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At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured in the week-old conflict in Yemen, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.

Fighting has escalated between Houthi rebels and military loyal to ousted president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi since the rebels advanced on his southern stronghold of Aden, forcing him to flee to allied powers in the Arab world, first to Riyadh and then to Egypt for the Arab League Summit in the coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

“Children are in desperate need of protection, and all parties to the conflict should do all in their power to keep children safe,” UNICEF’s representative for Yemen, Julien Harneis, said.