Mounting health risks facing children in Yemen

Children sit in a UNICEF-supported centre for vulnerable children, in the conflict-affected Hajjah Governorate, Yemen. Photo: UNICEF File Photo/Brent Stirton

Conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the health of children, the UN children's agency, UNICEF, has warned.

UNICEF says more than a half a million youngsters under five are at risk of developing malnutrition, while nearly three million could contract measles, which is potentially fatal.

And with hospitals and health centres not functioning properly, more than a million children are likely to be exposed to respiratory infections such as pneumonia.

To find out more, Reem Abaza spoke to Simon Ingram, UNICEF Regional communications chief.

Duration: 2'34"

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