Friday, October 2, 2020 | ePaper

UN: At least nine children killed by air raids in northern Yemen

  • Print
Al Jazeera News :
Air raids in northern Yemen have killed as many as nine children, a United Nations official said, making it the third such attack with significant child deaths in the rebel-controlled region this month.
Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said in a statement on Friday a group of mostly women and children were hit while they were travelling by road the previous day.
She said the attack was "shocking and completely, totally unacceptable".
The health ministry for the Houthi rebels, who control the area where the attack happened, said on Thursday the Saudi-led military coalition supporting Yemen's government conducted six air raids in the mountainous northern Yemeni province of Jawf.
It said an early count indicated more than 20 dead, mostly women and children.
Limited access to Houthi-controlled areas for aid workers and journalists often makes details of attacks difficult to confirm.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, Turki al-Maliki, told the Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Friday the coalition was "seriously looking into" the recent allegations of civilian casualties.
The military alliance, which has been at war with the Houthi rebels for years, has drawn international criticism for errant air raids that have hit schools, hospitals and wedding parties, killing thousands of civilians.
On July 14, the UN reported an air raid in Hajjah province killed seven children, some as young as two years old.
The next day, the Houthi rebels and aid workers reported an air raid by the coalition hit a celebration in Jawf for a newborn boy's circumcision, killing at least 10 civilians, including six children and two women.

More News For this Category

The faces of India’s coronavirus pandemic as deaths hit 100,000

The faces of India’s coronavirus pandemic as deaths hit 100,000

Reuters :Eight months after the novel coronavirus arrived in India, the number of deaths from the disease is due to cross 100,000 imminently. Nearly 6.5 million people have been

Prince Harry and Meghan tell Britain: End 'structural racism

Prince Harry and Meghan tell Britain: End 'structural racism

Reuters :Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have called for an end to "structural racism", saying it holds back young people of colour, in their latest foray into

Amnesty slams Guinea's lethal protest crackdown

Al Jazeera News :Guinea has failed to hold security forces accountable for the lethal crackdown on anti-government protests since last year, Amnesty International said on Thursday, ahead of this

Syrian amputee gets new of life from designing prosthetics

Reuters, Aleppo Province :Abdelmawla Ibrahim was only 16 when he felt his life was over. While driving through a checkpoint with his family in northern Syria, a stray bullet

WHO to probe sex abuse by aid workers in DRC amid Ebola outbreak

Al Jazeera News :The World Health Organization (WHO) has promised to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by people identified as health and aid officials in the Democratic Republic of

Challenges in Iraq mount a year after anti-gov't protests erupted

Al Jazeera News :In October 2019, unprecedented protests demanded the fall of Iraq's ruling class. One year on, with a new government in place and nearly 600 protesters killed,

First Black Muslim festival to launch amid anti-racism uprising

First Black Muslim festival to launch amid anti-racism uprising

Al Jazeera News :Amid a global anti-racist movement following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Na'ima B Robert hosted an online conversation about what it means to be

Jamal Khashoggi's rights group launched 2yrs after his murder

Jamal Khashoggi's rights group launched 2yrs after his murder

Al Jazeera News :A rights organisation established by slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi months before his controversial killing in 2018 at the hands of a Saudi hit squad in

UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus's Lukashenko

UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus's Lukashenko

Al Jazeera News :The United Kingdom and Canada have imposed travel bans and asset freezes on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and other senior officials over accusations their

Macron meets exiled Belarus opposition leader, promises help

Macron meets exiled Belarus opposition leader, promises help

Reuters :French President Emmanuel Macron became on Tuesday the highest-profile Western leader to visit the exiled opposition leader of Belarus, pledging European support for the country's people.Belarus has seen weeks