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As Yemen War Enters 3rd Year, Access To Health Care Difficult, Child Marriage Rate Rising, U.N. Agencies Report

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child marriage soars in Yemen as famine looms — U.N.
“Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency said on Monday. More than two thirds of girls in Yemen are married off before they reach 18, compared to half of girls before the conflict escalated, UNICEF said in a report to mark the second anniversary of the war…” (Batha, 3/27).

U.N. News Centre: Half of all health facilities in war-torn Yemen now closed; medicines urgently needed — U.N.
“More than 14 million people in Yemen have no access to health services, the United Nations health agency [Tuesday] said, warning that transportation of medical personnel and treatment for the injured is getting increasingly difficult as this week the fighting enters its third year…” (3/28).

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