Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – based on a UNICEF website report, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore in a High-Level Event: Averting famine in Yemen: What can we do now and in 2021 said,”Yemen is teetering on the edge of complete collapse.
She added,”Over 80 per cent of people require urgent humanitarian assistance and protection. Including 12 million children, whose lives are a waking nightmare.
Fore continued, “It is perhaps the most dangerous place on earth to be a child. One child dies every 10 minutes from a preventable disease. Two million are out of school. And thousands have been killed, maimed or recruited since 2015. Just last week, 11 were reportedly killed, including a one-month-old baby.”
UNICEF executive director said, “The situation on the ground is a tangle of crises — any one of which would bring a country to its knees.”
At the end of the meeting she said “2020 will be remembered not only for COVID-19 — but as a year in which we failed the children of Yemen once again.We must not make the same mistake in 2021.”