UNICEF official shares memories of "a horrible year" for children in Yemen

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UNICEF representative in Yemen Meritxell Relaño checks on a boy suffering from malnutrition
at Al-Sabeen Hospital, in Sana'a, Yemen. ©UNICEF/UN050319/Farid

For children in Yemen, there could not have been a worse year than 2017.

That's the assessment of the Representative of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the war-torn country, Meritxell Relaño.

Besides ongoing deadly conflict, children there have faced a cholera epidemic, looming famine, a disruption in health services and a blockade hampering delivery of much-needed supplies.

However, she reported that humanitarians have maintained a "constant presence," reaching children with life-saving medicines and providing eight million people with cash assistance.

Reem Abaza spoke on the line to Ms Relaño, who's based in the capital, Sana'a.

Duration: 6'03"

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