SANAA, Yemen

At least 12 million children in war-battered Yemen need urgent humanitarian aid, the UN’s children agency said on Tuesday.

“Despite the historic gains made for children since the adoption of the Children’s Convention on the Rights of 30 years by the UN General Assembly, Yemen remains among the worst countries for children in the world,” said Sarah Bisolo, UNICEF’s representative in Yemen.

“The continuing bloody conflict and the result of the economic crisis have put basic social services systems across the country on the brink of collapse with a far-reaching consequences for children,” Bisolo said.

“Those who are

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