"Catastrophic situation" for children in Yemen

A family finds temporary shelter at a school in Aden Governorate, Yemen. Photo: OCHA File Photo/Eman al Awami

Children in Yemen are facing what's been described by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) as a "catastrophic situation."

While consultations on the future of the Gulf state continue in Geneva, an increasing number of children are dying as the fighting there escalates.

Yemen has suffered turmoil and instability after rebels seized the capital Sana’a last September driving the government into exile.

May Yaacoub has been speaking to Julien Harneis, the UNICEF Representative in Yemen.

On the line to Sana'a she asked him for an update on the current state of affairs in the country.

Duration: 2’27″

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