Landmines Have Killed 28 Yemeni Children Since January 2024

News Agencies | 2024-04-22 06:44 PM UTC
Landmines Have Killed 28 Yemeni Children Since January 2024


Save the Children has said that 28 Yemeni children have been killed and injured in mine and explosive ordnance accidents since the beginning of this year. It called for the protection of children in Yemen, stressing that children deserve a safer future. According to the organization, a child was killed in Marib, and four others were injured in Al-Hudaydah and Al-Dhalea last week due to explosive munitions. It added that the latest casualties bring the number of Yemeni child victims since the start of this year to 28 children. Yemen's warring sides have planted thousands of landmines since the war broke out in 2025.


Five people died on Sunday in the provinces of Hadramaut and Al-Mahra, southeastern Yemen, as a result of heavy rains and floods. Residents said that the number of civilian casualties since the start of the floods in Yemen had risen to 12 people in less than a week.According to residents, the floods and rain caused damage to several homes and blocked drainage channels. A government report said the torrential rains and floods in Yemen caused massive material damage and displaced more than three thousand families.


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said yesterday that four heritage sites included on the World Heritage List in Yemen are still at severe risk due to ongoing conflict and natural disasters. The organization said in a statement on X, "Due to the ongoing conflict, the old city of Sanaa, the old walled city of Shibam, the historic city of Zabid, and many other important historical centers in Yemen remain extremely vulnerable." Some Yemeni heritage sites have been listed as endangered since 2015 due to the threats posed by the Civil War.


Israel will significantly expand a so-called "humanitarian zone" in the Gaza Strip that will hold around one million displaced people as it prepares to invade Rafah, Israel's Reshet Bet radio station said. The area will be much larger than the one in the Al-Mawasi area in the south of the enclave and will run along the coast, reaching the outskirts of Nuseirat in central Gaza and accommodating a million Palestinians, the radio station said. According to the report, five field hospitals have been set up in the area. A ground invasion of the city of Rafah will worsen the already dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, which has been suffering under Israel's siege and relentless bombardment since October last year.