YEMEN Press Agency

UNICEF: Sweden’s consultation marks a glimmer of hope for Yemeni children

SANAA, Dec. 14 (YPA) – The Yemeni peace consultations and the agreement on a ceasefire in Hodeidah are a new glimmer of hope for Yemeni children, UNICEF said.

“These positive steps are encouraging, and we hope that they will lead to a comprehensive peace,” “UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Faure said on Friday.

“11 million children across Yemen are still in need of humanitarian assistance to survive,” Henrietta Faure said, adding that over” 400,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition, which is threatening them by imminent death”.

“For these children, a real and lasting peace must be reached as soon as possible,” UNICEF Executive director added.

She noted that the cessation of hostilities would give thousands of children and families a long-awaited rest to ensure humanitarian access to Yemeni children, and protect a basic lifeline for the rest of the country.