BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – United Nations and UNICEF spokespersons commented on the Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen that claimed the lives of 44, at least 29 of whom were children, while speaking at their Geneva headquarters on Friday.
“This the single worst attack since 2015. The bus attack. No such number of children has been involved in one incident before,” UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac said.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Throssell said that the UN ‘deplores Thursday’s attack in Yemen, where a coalition airstrike hit a bus carrying children in Dahyan market in Saada, reportedly killing 40 people and injuring another 60.’
Earlier UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an independent investigation into the Saudi-led coalition attack on the school bus.
According to the Houthi-held Health Ministry at least 43 people were killed, including 29 children, with a further 61 injured.