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Nearly 200 Yemeni children killed, injured by mines in 2022

Nearly 200 Yemeni children killed, injured by mines in 2022

Aden, Yemen, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) At least 199 children were killed or injured by mines and explosive devices in Yemen in 2022, the highest number in the last five years, the NGO Save the Children reported.

Child casualties from landmines and explosive devices increased eight-fold in proportion from 2018 to 2022, according to new Save the Children research.

One child has been killed or injured on average every three days for the past five years by landmines and other explosive devices.

Child casualtiesfrom landmines and other explosive devices increased during the truce in 2022, highlighting the deadly legacy of the conflict.

Children in Yemen are at risk of encountering landmines and explosive remnants of war while engaging in everyday activities such as playing, collecting firewood and water, and tending to livestock and they may lack the experience to identify or avoid them.


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