Four-fifths of Yemen's children are in need of humanitarian help and the health care system is on the verge of collapse. According to a UNICEF report, more than 2.2 million children are malnourished.
According to UNICEF, 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts and besieged areas. From being deployed as human shields to acting as suicide bombers, children have become targets on a huge scale.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked donors for $2.6 billion in humanitarian aid for war-torn Yemen. He called for a "political solution" to truly end the suffering of the Yemeni people.
Around 180 million children are more likely to live in extreme poverty, be out of school or suffer a violent death than their parents, according to UNICEF. The World Children's Day report suggests things could get worse.
Being a child in Syria, Afghanistan or Somalia means living in one of the most dangerous countries in the world for kids, Save the Children has reported. Attacks on children in schools and hospitals are becoming normal.
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