Attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa


NEW YORK (August 9, 2018) – "NO Excuses anymore!

"Again, many children were reportedly killed and injured today as a school bus was attacked in Sa’ada in northern Yemen.

"All of these children are reportedly under the age of 15 years old.

"Does the world really need more innocent children’s lives to stop the cruel war on children in Yemen?"


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