UNICEF: More Yemeni Children Killed By Measles, Mines

21/4/2012 -


Source: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says that children are increasingly becoming victims of measles as well as landmines and other unexploded ordinance in Yemen, said deputy UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey.

The UNICEF found an increase in measles outbreak in Yemen with some 180 deaths and over 4,000 cases reported by the end of March, Xinhua news agency quoted del Buey as saying.

He said UNICEF attributes the worsening problem as a result of insecurity and breakdown of health care services following last year's political upheavel in Yemen.