Airstrike on Al Rasheedi school in Yemen - Statement

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from UN Children's Fund
Published on 08 Apr 2015 View Original

Attributable to UNICEF Yemen Representative Julien Harneis SANA’A/AMMAN, 8 April 2015 – “Yesterday’s airstrike on Al Rasheedi school in Yemen's Ibb governorate, which left at least two children dead and two injured, is a stark reminder of the appalling risks facing children as the conflict in Yemen intensifies.

“Such incidents underline the urgent need for all parties to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict, and for every effort to be made to protect children from violence. That includes affording special protection to schools and hospitals, which should always be places where children can feel safe and not face the risks of death or injury.

“At least 77 children are known to have been killed and 44 children maimed in the ongoing conflict in Yemen.”

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For further information, please contact:
Rajat Madhok, UNICEF Yemen currently in Amman, +962 79 827 0912, rmadhok@unicef.org
Simon Ingram, UNICEF Regional Office in Amman, +962 79 590 4740, singram@unicef.org
Christopher Tidey, UNICEF New York, +1 917 909 9542, ctidey@unicef.org