SANAA, June 10 (YPA) – A number of victims of the war on Yemen from women and children, have exceeded 13,641 dead and wounded, since the war on Yemen began in 2015.
In a report made by Entesaf Organization for Women and Children’s Rights on Saturday, to reveal the Saudi-led coalition’s violations during the 3,000 days that the number of deaths reached 6,357, including 2,454 women and 3,903 children, while the number of wounded exceeded 7,284, including 2,979 women and 4,305 children.
The report indicated that the rape crimes committed by the coalition forces in the western coast areas amounted to 712 crimes, including 140 rapes of women and 92 rapes of children, in addition, the crimes of kidnapping raised up 430 crimes, including 65 women and 150 children, while 452 crimes of rape were reported in Aden province.
It referred to the violations of the Saudi regime, which arrested and tortured a number of Yemeni women, the latest of whom were Marwa Al-Sabri and Fekra Al-Dhabiani.
The number of those affected by the remnants of the coalition weapons rose to 8,122 civilian casualties, including 182 children who have been killed or wounded from the beginning of this year to the end of May 2023.
The organization’s report confirmed that the number of completely and partially destroyed educational facilities used to shelter the displaced and unsafe as a result of the coalition war on Yemen has reached 3,768 facilities.
It indicated that about 435 schools were completely destroyed, and about 1,578 schools were partially damaged, while the number of schools that used shelters for the displaced was approximately 999, in addition to the closure of about 756 schools throughout Yemen.
“Over six million male and female students have been suffering from the collapse of the education system as a result of the war and the blockade, while 196 thousand and 197 male and female teachers have not received their salaries regularly since 2016, which puts an additional four million children at risk of losing education, as well as at least six million children facing interruption from education may increase, while 8.1 million children need emergency educational assistance across the country, it explained.
The report added that about 2,400,000 children out of 10,600,000 of school age, are out of school, and 31 percent of Yemen’s girls are out of school as a result of the deteriorating humanitarian conditions and the inability of families to provide basic education needs, and the deficit in printing textbooks reached annually 56 million 615 thousand and 44 books.
The internally displaced persons (IDP)’s:
The organization’s report recorded an increase in the number of displaced people to 6,400,000 until March 2023 in 15 provinces of Yemen, as a result of the 8-year lasting war, and the number of displaced families has reached 740,122 families.
More than 8,000, 000 women and girls need to provide life-saving services during the current year 2023, while 6,000, 000 children need some form of humanitarian assistance or protection. Moreover, estimates indicate that poverty rates have risen to about 80 percent, and among every ten children live more of eight children from families who do not have enough income to meet their basic needs, according to the report.
It pointed out that with the lack of available shelter options, displaced women and girls are suffering most due to the lack of privacy, the threat to their safety, and the lack of access to basic services, which makes them more vulnerable to violence and abuse.
The organization pointed out that the phenomenon of child labor has expanded during the war over four times compared to in the past, noting that 1.4 million working children being deprived of their most basic rights, and about 34.3% of working children are between the ages of 5 and 17 years.
The report recorded that the number of persons with disabilities has increased from three million before the war to 5 million and 500 thousand disabled now, explaining that about six thousand civilians have been disabled as a result of armed hostilities since the start of the war, including nearly five thousand and 559 children. There are 16,000 cases of women and children who need physical rehabilitation.
The Entesaf organization indicated in its report that Yemen records the highest child mortality rates in the Middle East, with about 60 children dying out of every thousand births, in addition to the death of 52 thousand children annually, which means the death of a child every ten minutes.
Regarding the health situation in the country, the report noted that only 51 present of health facilities operating in Yemen and nearly 70 present of obstetric medicines are not available due to the blockade and the coalition’s prevention of their entry, as more than 50 present of newborn deaths could be avoided if basic health care was provided.
It emphasized that the economic blockade imposed on Yemen has led to an increase in malnutrition rates, which rose during the past two years, from 3,600,000 to 6,000,000 people.
More than 2.3 million children under five years of age are suffering from malnutrition, and 632,000 others from severe acute malnutrition that threatens their lives during the current year.
In addition, there are more than 1.5 million pregnant and lactating women suffering from malnutrition, of whom 650,495 are inflicted with moderately malnourished.
The report stated that a woman and six newborns die every two hours due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth, and the number of women who could lose their lives during pregnancy or childbirth being estimated at approximately 17,000 women, as well as there are about 12.6 million women in need of life-saving reproductive health services and protection.
The actual need for the health sector is estimated at about two thousand nurseries, while only 600 nurseries are currently available, which causes the death of 50% of premature newborns.
It added that 8.1 million women and girls of childbearing age need assistance in accessing reproductive health services.
The organization indicated that 35 percent of reproductive health centers and clinics have lost their ability to work, in addition to an acute shortage of medicines, equipment and human resources.
The number of people diagnosed with cancer reached 35,000, including over 1,000 children, and more than 3,000 others being inflicted with heart defects need to travel abroad for treatment.
With regard to epidemic diseases, the number of infected cases has reached about 4.5 million in the capital and the governorates, including 226 cases of polio, one million and 136 thousand and 360 cases of malaria, and 14 thousand and 508 suspected cases of cholera, in addition to the death of 15 children and the infection of 1400 others with measles in 7 governorates in 2022.
The number of kidney failure patients has reached more than five thousand who are threatened with death due to the war and the blockade.
Finally, the report of Entesaf organization held the Saudi-led coalition responsible for all crimes and violations committed against civilians, especially women and children, since three thousand days of war and siege.
It called on the international community, its organizations, and human rights and humanitarian bodies to assume legal and humanitarian responsibility for the heinous violations and massacre in Yemen.
The report called for the free people of the world to take effective and positive action to stop the war on Yemen and protect civilians, and to form an independent international commission to investigate all crimes committed against the Yemeni people.