23000 Yemeni babies killed in 2016: UNISEF

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Publish Date: 14:19 - 25 November 2017
TEHRAN, November 25 - In 2016 nearly 23000 babies have been killed in Yemen, and UN sees the Saudi-led coalition responsible for the huge catastrophe in the country, UNISEF reports.

UNISEF has reported that 4,272 mothers and 23000 babies have been massacred in Yemen in 2016 because of raesons which could be precluded.

According to Anatolia, the entity has taken a new strategy to protect Yemeni mothers and babies. Based on the strategy, heathcare and medical units will be created for protecting ill babies so that they could grow normally.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Earlier, UNISEF had declared that more than 400,000 yemeni children are exposed to death because of severe malnutrition.

Also, UN’s World Food Program executive director David Beasly called the Saudi-led Arab coalition responsible for the great catastrophe and intensification of the conflict in Yemen and the emergent humanitarian situation in the country.

The Saudi-led military coalition has been ceaselessly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstate the former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of the regime in Riyadh.

According to the latest figures, the war has so far killed over 12,000 Yemenis and wounded thousands more. The Saudi aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country's facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

Riyadh imposed a tight blockade on nearly all Yemeni air, land and sea ports on November 6, prompting human rights and charity groups to raise the alarm over deteriorating situation in the country as people, particularly children, are increasingly suffering from the lack of food and medical supplies.

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