Yemen war's 'devastating impact' on child mental health: charitySave the Children said more than 7,522 youngsters have been killed or maimed over the past five years in the Yemen conflictDUBAI - The long war in Yemen has had a "devastating impact" on the mental health of children, with more than half saying they feel sad and depressed, Save the Children said. The group said the survey was the largest of its kind among children and parents since the war broke out. Save the Children said the conflict has forced two million children from their homes and at least two million out of their schools. "This is what five years of war does to the mental wellbeing of children." "With COVID-19 now a worldwide epidemic, the potentially devastating threat of a coronavirus outbreak in Yemen makes urgent action to pressure parties to end the war more important than ever."
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 00:33 UTC