Seventy-two children killed during protests in Yemen

Sisters Manar and Bushra Al-Bukari are among thousands of Yemeni children who have not been able to attend school in the past few weeks, due to the growing unrest in Yemen. Their mother fears for their safety and keeps them at home as much as she can.

At least 72 Yemeni children have been killed during pro-democracy protests since February, according to the UN's Children's Fund.

UNICEF is reiterating its call to all parties involved in the conflict to protect children from all harm.

Spokesperson Marixie Mercado says most of the deaths have taken place in major towns.

"Over 700 children have been wounded, including 130 by live bullets or ammunitions. The remaining children were injured during physical violence during the protests and demonstrations and exposure to tear gas. The majority of casualties occurred in Sanaa, Aden and Taize."

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