In writing for Voices for Creative Nonviolence, founder Kathy Kelly cites grim statistics of how the war in Yemen has affected its people, and most alarmingly its children.
“Children, who bear no responsibility for governance or warfare, endure the punishment,” she writes in her latest online post.
“In 2018, UNICEF said the war made Yemen a living hell for children,” she continues. “By the year’s end, Save the Children reported 85,000 children under age five had already died from starvation since the war escalated in 2015. By the end of 2020, it is expected that 23,500 children with severe acute malnutrition will be at immediate risk of death.”
Read Kelly’s entire piece, here.