The war in Yemen has been raging for three years now which has left the country in the grip of the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. 11.3 million children need humanitarian assistance.
Children are paying the heaviest price for this crisis. They face a triple threat – bombs, hunger and disease.
Latest: Children feared dead in suspected airstrike on school bus
Dozens of children aged between 6 and 14 are feared dead with many more injured, after the school bus they were travelling in was hit by a suspected airstrike in northern Yemen.
Our staff are telling us that the pupils were on their way back to school from a picnic when the driver stopped to get a drink. That’s when the attack happened, while the bus was stationary. We are unable to verify the details at this moment.
We condemn this horrific attack and are calling for a full, immediate and independent investigation into this and other recent attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, like schools and hospitals. We have seen a worrying rise in these incidents and no action has been taken to hold the perpetrators to account.