Yemen face water shortage
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Unicef: Violence puts Yemen 'at risk of diseases'

More than 100,000 people in Yemen have left their homes in search of safety and at least 74 children have been killed since fighting in the country intensified almost two weeks ago, according to the UN children's agency.

Unicef said the violence has disrupted water supplies in areas of southern Yemen and that sewage is overflowing in some locations, raising the risk of disease outbreak.

Hospitals are struggling to treat large numbers of wounded with insufficient supplies, and some medical facilities have come under attack, the agency said. It added that at least three health workers, including an ambulance driver, had been killed in attacks.

Children were especially vulnerable, said the agency's Yemen representative, Julien Harneis.

  • 07 Apr 2015
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