A new United Nation report says that the Saudi-led coalition was responsible for at least half of the child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year.
According to the newly-released report, up to 1,316 children were killed and maimed in 2017 during the ongoing war in Yemen.
In 2015, a coalition of several Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, has launched a wide-scale military campaign to undo the gains achieved by Houthi rebels who took over most of the country.
The annual Children and Armed Conflict report verified that out of the 552 children killed (398 boys, 154 girls), the majority – 370 – were attributed to the coalition, which was also blamed for 300 child injuries.
The report also accused both the Houthis and forces from the Saudi-Emirati coalition of recruiting 842 cases of child soldiers – some as young as 11 years old.