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Yemen: Children rally outside UN offices to condemn Saudi-led coalition bombing01:53

Yemen: Children rally outside UN offices to condemn Saudi-led coalition bombing

Yemen, Sanaa
August 13, 2018 at 15:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Yemeni women and children gathered outside the UN offices in Sanaa on Monday, to protest against Saudi-led coalition air strikes in the country in the wake of last week’s deadly bombing of a bus full of children.

Children with signs and banners chanted slogans against the bombing campaign, which has targeted Houthi-held areas of Yemen.

"In the name of all children we request that the war be stopped; and day after day the war gets uglier," said a female protester who demanded the United Nations take steps to end the conflict.

According to local officials, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a bus full of children returning from a summer camp in northern Yemen on Thursday.

As a result, 51 people, including 40 children, lost their lives, according to local Houthi authorities.

Houthi Health Minister Taha al-Mutawakil announced the latest casualty figures, saying 79 people were also injured in the attack.

Saudi Arabian authorities say they are investigating claims their airstrike hit the bus. The UN has called for an independent investigation into the incident.

Yemen: Children rally outside UN offices to condemn Saudi-led coalition bombing01:53
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Yemeni women and children gathered outside the UN offices in Sanaa on Monday, to protest against Saudi-led coalition air strikes in the country in the wake of last week’s deadly bombing of a bus full of children.

Children with signs and banners chanted slogans against the bombing campaign, which has targeted Houthi-held areas of Yemen.

"In the name of all children we request that the war be stopped; and day after day the war gets uglier," said a female protester who demanded the United Nations take steps to end the conflict.

According to local officials, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a bus full of children returning from a summer camp in northern Yemen on Thursday.

As a result, 51 people, including 40 children, lost their lives, according to local Houthi authorities.

Houthi Health Minister Taha al-Mutawakil announced the latest casualty figures, saying 79 people were also injured in the attack.

Saudi Arabian authorities say they are investigating claims their airstrike hit the bus. The UN has called for an independent investigation into the incident.

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